Utah 3 Day Workshop




October / November 2019 (tbd)




Moab Desert, Utah, USA


Your own personal drone


Limited to 6 Participants


Serious beginner - Intermediate - Professional


What You Will Learn


*NB: You do not need a part 107 FAA License to join this workshop.

  • Pre-Flight check lists including optimal drone settings for safe and successful flights

  • Using the DJI flight tools (active track, waypoint flying, tripod mode, etc.)

  • Optimizing camera settings, to realize the potential of the camera.

  • Learning to see like a professional, what to look for and how to anticipate changing lighting conditions to be in the right spot at the right time to get the best shot.

  • What to do with the footage you have captured to make it look the best. How to get it into editing, color correcting basics using DaVinci Resolve.

  • Opportunity to work as a two person crew as either the cinematographer or pilot. This is how the best shots are obtained. You will be standing right next to Phil or Ian and working together to produce the shot you direct!

  • One on one critiques by professional cinematographers and editors in the film industry.


Skill Level Required

Intermediate and serious beginning students are welcome.


Doesn’t matter what brand of drone you fly or how big it is. The principles we teach are universal. This is about how to get your footage looking a step above the rest.

Enrollment is limited to 6. This will ensure individual attention to maximize each students/team’s potential.


What to bring: Technology

  • Your personal drone. We are most knowledgable on DJI drones, but any type of drone is welcome.

  • Spare propellers

  • Enough batteries for at least 60 minutes continuous flying.

  • Battery chargers.

  • Memory cards

  • External hard drive.

  • Still camera.

  • Small backpack for your extra kit.

  • Laptop ideally with software for editing. (not essential)


MOST important is a good attitude and an excitement for flying





Dates: Oct / Nov 2019 (exact dates tbd)

3 shooting days.  We can not predict the weather, every effort will be made to have 3 full days. There are no refunds on account of weather or crashes. Utah is a spectacular state with many opportunities to hike and experience the outdoors. If the trip is cancelled prior to departure, we will reschedule for a later date.

Tuition: $ 2100 USD


  • Ground Transport (Start and finishing in Phoenix)

  • Accommodation.

  • Lunches.

  • Snacks.

  • All tuition.

Airfare: on own

We will be picking up and returning to Phoenix Airport.  We will depart on arrival day from Phoenix airport no later than 10 am. If you plan to arrive later than our departure time please make your own arrangements to rent a car. We will return to Phoenix Airport by 7pm on the day of departure.



We will reserve rooms in each location. Please indicate if you have any special preferences. Rooms are typical of the area. Rooms are not shared, unless requested.



Basic breakfast and lunch are provided while shooting. We will try and accommodate any special dietary needs if we are notified in advance.  Dinner on own with the exception opening night reception.

Special Note:

  • This workshop has a minimum of 5 and maximum of 6 participants.

  • There will be charging stations for batteries on the RV.

  • A desktop computer edit station will on be the RV allowing for edit sessions between locations.

  • Each participant will receive a DAA tee shirt.