Tutorials

We are happy to announce our partnership arrangement with Christopher Hooker that will bring you the skills to produce captivating and engaging videos with your drone.

Chris has years of experience working in the world of television and film. “I started in this amazing industry in 1989 as a Video Co-ordinator for a company called Chrysalis Television they had the franchise to make LWT’s local News output. My grounding in television news was the best I could have hoped for it made me fast as an editor because we was always working to very tight deadlines but also sharpened my editorial skills.”

His most recent work is current : “After a few years I went freelance and worked on some of the industries biggest shows in the last 20 years. I’m currently Lead Editor for Gogglebox where I have been since the programme started in 2013.”

Chris is going to share his knowledge with members of Drone Flyers GB & Beyond ( full details to follow). This is a first in the UK. Please visit our Facebook Page for details as they emerge.

 

 

 

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Introduction to Editing

New to Davinci Resolve 15 ? This Tutorial will help you get to grips with editing. Although the video is long it goes through the whole process in detail allowing you to break it into manageable chunks.

DaVinci Resolve 15 – Colour Grading

New to Davinci Resolve 15 ? This Tutorial will help you get to grips with colour grading. Although the video is long it goes through the whole process in detail allowing you to break it into manageable chunks.

Below is a step by step guide on how to create a “Vertorama” also known as Vertical Panorama in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.  This tutorial is aimed at those with basic knowledge of both Lightroom & Photoshop and for advanced users. Presented by Phil Corley.

 

Step 1 , Open selected images in Lightroom , right click, select Photo Merge and then Panorama to start merging the individual frames.

Step 2. In the merge screen there are 3 projection options, i always try all 3 to see how the image merges together, mostly the Cylindrical gives the best proportions but for this 6 frame image the Perspective option look’s best . I have ticked the “auto settings” box which has merged the different lighting better for these frames, but it produces very unnatural fake looking colours, but I will correct those later. click merge to finish the stitching, i have also clicked create stack, just to simplify the frames in the Lightroom catalog.

Step 3. Open the merged image in the develop module and select crop tool, i want to select the best part of the image with composition in mind, i don’t usually have to do this on a 5 frame merge but this 6 frame image needs a bit of alteration to give good balance through the image.

Step 4. I have selected the gradient tool and darkened down the top 3rd of the image. unfortunately the sky is not good enough so i will have to merge in the sky from an original frame later in Photoshop.

Step 5. I have opened up an adjustment brush and painted over the top 3 rd of the image, the land in this area is too unnatural, so i have reduced saturation and a small amount of dehaze to bring out some detail and add contrast.

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