STEM: DRONES- DECEMBER, 2019
REQUIRED APPS, DOWNLOADS & TUTORIALS FOR STEM-DRONES.
DATE Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

MON

12/11

BELLRINGER: Lots of stuff today-

  1. We review another Tilt Shift in modern popular culture.
  2. We preview a new drone- the Skydio 2. Maybe it challenges DJI? What do you like? What do you NOT like? If you were in the market to purchase a drone, would it be this one?
  3. Then, please REVIEW YOUR 107 NOTES for 3-5 minutes. Then, complete test questions 61-120 from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests.

When you complete a block of 10 test questions, please PRINT your results page as a .PDF (instructions below!). Save this print file to your TEST folder on your DRONE DRIVE as 61-70.pdf, 91-100.pdf, etc. Mr. B. will be grading this test and analyzing these results to see which problems we are struggling with and we will cover these in depth in class in the future.

  1. TILT SHIFT: Use the information in steps 1-10 of THIS WRITTEN TUTORIAL REGARDING TILT SHIFT or THIS WRITTEN TUTORIAL REGARDING TILT SHIFT (a different version) to create a Tilt Shift Image of HHS or any other images you wish. Please be creative here! (You must complete at least one image for this assignment.) Please save these as .JPG files. Mr. B. will be printing these and putting them up in the hallway for viewing.
  2. Please consider the video tutorials below. Please create a CREATIVE VIDEO using either the ACTIVE TRACK or the SMART CAPTURE Intelligent Flight Modes. Please work on creating and completing this before FINALS PERIOD for this semester.
  3. SOMETIME THIS WEEK: Please get out your TELLO DRONE, charge the batteries and put it in the air, so that you can remember how to use it before FINALS WEEK. If the weather is bad on Finals day, we will be using TELLOS for our FINAL EXAM.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

MON

12/9

BELLRINGER: We review Tilt Shift Photography in preparation for our Photography Project of the week.

  1. TILT SHIFT: Use the information in steps 1-10 of THIS WRITTEN TUTORIAL REGARDING TILT SHIFT or THIS WRITTEN TUTORIAL REGARDING TILT SHIFT (a different version) to create a Tilt Shift Image of HHS or any other images you wish. Please be creative here! (You must complete at least one image for this assignment.) Please save these as .JPG files. Mr. B. will be printing these and putting them up in the hallway for viewing.
  2. Please consider the video tutorials below. Please create a CREATIVE VIDEO using either the ACTIVE TRACK or the SMART CAPTURE Intelligent Flight Modes. Please work on creating and completing this before FINALS PERIOD for this semester.
  3. SOMETIME THIS WEEK: Please get out your TELLO DRONE, charge the batteries and put it in the air, so that you can remember how to use it before FINALS WEEK. If the weather is bad on Finals day, we will be using TELLOS for our FINAL EXAM.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

FRI

12/6

BELLRINGER: Today is primarily a work day on our outstanding projects. I would like to be able to grade ALL of this work TODAY. If you need to go out to get shots, please do so!

DELIVERABLES FROM BEFORE BREAK: Mr. B. still needs to put a number of these in the gradebook today-

  1. QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: This was technically due last week, but is not yet in the Gradebook.
  2. DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: Also due long before break.
  3. The POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. Please include music, titles and credits.
  4. I would like documentation of the completion of 60 PART 107 PROBLEMS from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests. Sending phone photos or screenshots would be fine.

DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE?: Please consider the video tutorials below. Select at least one INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE or QUICKSHOT that we have not yet used and create an interesting and CREATIVE video using that tool.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

WED

12/4

BELLRINGER: Today is primarily a work day on our outstanding projects. I would like to be able to grade ALL of this work TODAY. If you need to go out to get shots, please do so!

DELIVERABLES FROM BEFORE BREAK: MR. B. did not see nearly enough of the following projects completed before break. Mr. B. will be spending time grading these in class today, so please have them ready.

  1. QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: This was technically due last week, but is not yet in the Gradebook.
  2. DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: Also due long before break.
  3. The POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. Please include music, titles and credits.
  4. I would like documentation of the completion of 60 PART 107 PROBLEMS from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests. Sending phone photos or screenshots would be fine.

DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE?: Please consider the video tutorials below. Select at least one INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE or QUICKSHOT that we have not yet used and create an interesting and CREATIVE video using that tool.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

TUE

12/3

BELLRINGER: We spend a little time reviewing Sam Kolder's Most Bad Ass Drone Compilation of 2019, complete with some mind-blowing video editing and transitions. Then we answer some questions on the BAD ASS DRONE COMPILATION THINKING SHEET.

DELIVERABLES FROM BEFORE BREAK: MR. B. did not see nearly enough of the following projects completed before break. Please have these all properly finished by BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK for grading!

  1. QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: This was technically due last week, but is not yet in the Gradebook.
  2. DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: Also due long before break.
  3. The POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. Please include music, titles and credits.
  4. I would like documentation of the completion of 60 PART 107 PROBLEMS from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests. Sending phone photos or screenshots would be fine.

DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE?: Please consider the video tutorials below. Select at least one INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE or QUICKSHOT that we have not yet used and create an interesting and CREATIVE video using that tool.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

FRI

11/22

BELLRINGER: Please fill out the "Part 107 Practice Test Update Form."

DELIVERABLES FOR TODAY: MR. B. would like to be able to grade all of the following projects and/or assignments by the end of class today.

  1. QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: This was technically due last week, but is not yet in the Gradebook. Please have it ready today.
  2. DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: Also due last week. Needs to be graded.
  3. The POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. I would like to be able to grade these two mini-projects by the end of class today. Please include music , titles and credits.
  4. I would like documentation of the completion of 60 PART 107 PROBLEMS from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests. Sending phone photos or screenshots would be fine.

DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE?: Please consider the video tutorials below. Select at least one INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE or QUICKSHOT that we have not yet used and create an interesting and CREATIVE video using that tool.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

WED

11/20

BELLRINGER: If the weather is OK, students can go out flying today. Mr. B. will be staying in the room.

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: We have been workin on some MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE AND QUICKSHOT MODE VIDEOS, starting with the POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. By the end of this week, please create two videos, one a good HIGHLIGHT video, complete with music and credits, that showcases your POI video. The other being your ASTEROID shot. For this, please add titles and credits and music and a REVERSED clip that brings the asteroid shot back to earth, as Mr. B. did in his video. I would like this to be completed by Thanksgiving, if possible, but would take it after, if necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: I would like evidence of the completion of 60 PART 107 PROBLEMS from the Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests by the end of this week, please!

DONE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE?: Please consider the video tutorials below. Select at least one INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODE or QUICKSHOT that we have not yet used and create an interesting and CREATIVE video using that tool.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

MAVIC AIR INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES YOU COULD ATTEMPT:

  • ACTIVE TRACK (Watch for OBSTRUCTIONS in your path!)
  • SMART CAPTURE (only attempt this shot when you have carefully reviewed all of the gestures. Only attempt in an wide open area, such as the football field. Have a VO that can take control, if necessary.)
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Tapfly (Only attempt this in a wide open area and be prepared to take control, as needed.)
  • Point of Interest

MAVIC AIR QUICKSHOTS

  • DRONIE CIRCLE
  • DRONIE HELIX
  • DRONIE ROCKET
  • DRONIE BOOMERANG
  • ASTEROID

TUE

11/19

BELLRINGER: If the weather is good, please get your machines ready, so that we can be out flying today. Please work on your ASTEROID and POI footage.

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: We are going to begin working on some MAVIC AIR Specialty Shots, starting with the POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. Please review this video sometime today and prepare to create a POI video on campus or nearby, starting next week. This can be of anything, the Windmill, the Football field, the flag pole at the front of the school, your pickup truck, whatever. Take enough shots and POI to create a good HIGHLIGHT video, complete with music and credits. I would like this to be completed by Thanksgiving, if possible, but would take it after, if necessary.

Any students that would like to create their POI shot at home or over the weekend, please see me before the end of class today, we might be able to arrange something.

MON

11/18

BELLRINGER: Please prepare your drone for flying. First, we review the ASTEROID SHOT, a fairly simple video trick that we can do with our MAVIC AIRS. You will be completing one of these this week. Please add a REVERSED video clip at the end, so that you have a continuous loop, like in Mr. B.'s video.

We also discuss FLYING AT HHS. We review the FAA rules on DRONE FLIGHT IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING. Then, Mr. B. will be changing some rules regarding flying drones on campus.

Then, we will be going out today and working on our POINT OF INTEREST shots, as well as our ASTEROID SHOT from all students before Thanksgiving break.

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: We are going to begin working on some MAVIC AIR Specialty Shots, starting with the POINT OF INTEREST SHOT and the ASTEROID SHOT. Please review this video sometime today and prepare to create a POI video on campus or nearby, starting next week. This can be of anything, the Windmill, the Football field, the flag pole at the front of the school, your pickup truck, whatever. Take enough shots and POI to create a good HIGHLIGHT video, complete with music and credits. I would like this to be completed by Thanksgiving, if possible, but would take it after, if necessary.

Any students that would like to create their POI shot at home or over the weekend, please see me before the end of class today, we might be able to arrange something.

FRI

11/14

BELLRINGER: Please spend some time at the start of class working on another 20-30 questions from the. Please record your scores and get them to Mr. B. You should be done with at least 30 questions by the end of class today.

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- I am not sensing a lot of interest in this project. Therefore, I am going to change this up a little bit. We are going to begin working on some MAVIC AIR Specialty Shots, starting with the POINT OF INTEREST SHOT. Please review this video sometime today and prepare to create a POI video on campus or nearby, starting next week. This can be of anything, the Windmill, the Football field, the flag pole at the front of the school, your pickup truck, whatever. Take enough shots and POI to create a good HIGHLIGHT video, complete with music and credits. I would like this to be completed by Thanksgiving, if possible, but would take it after, if necessary.

Any students that would like to create their POI shot at home or over the weekend, please see me before the end of class today, we might be able to arrange something.

WED

11/13

BELLRINGER: We review a couple of video editing tip tutorials:

See if any of these tips would be useful in putting together your HIGHLIGHT or INDEPENDENT FILM videos.

WORK DAY:

PART 107 WORK: BEFORE THANKSGIVING, please go to this link- Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests and work your way through the first 60 practice test questions. Spend some time reviewing your notes beforehand, but do not use them on the test. Then, work on the questions. Please photograph/screenshot your score for each 10 question section and for all 60 questions in total. Please do not cheat or try to fudge your scores, that will not help us prepare for the test. Please do this without your notes. This will be a graded assignment.

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: Please create a video highlight reel of some of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class. DUE BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK.

DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: These three photos (mountains, pattern and HHS building) will be due this coming BLOCK PERIOD. It is expected that these are taken in RAW and edited to be the best photos that they can be. If you need to take these photos still, please make arrangements!

OUR UPCOMING PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. DUE BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK!

MON

11/11

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TUE

11/12

BELLRINGER: Please head over to this link- Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests and complete AT LEAST the first 10 problems of the test. RECORD YOUR SCORE (please do not cheat, this does not help anything.) Send your score to Mr. B. for grading.

WORK DAY:

PART 107 WORK: BEFORE THANKSGIVING, please go to this link- Part 107 Drone Exam Practice Tests and work your way through the first 60 practice test questions. Spend some time reviewing your notes beforehand, but do not use them on the test. Then, work on the questions. Please photograph/screenshot your score for each 10 question section and for all 60 questions in total. Please do not cheat or try to fudge your scores, that will not help us prepare for the test. Please do this without your notes. This will be a graded assignment.

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: Please create a video highlight reel of some of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class. DUE BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK.

DRONE PHOTOS ASSIGNMENT: These three photos (mountains, pattern and HHS building) will be due this coming BLOCK PERIOD. It is expected that these are taken in RAW and edited to be the best photos that they can be. If you need to take these photos still, please make arrangements!

OUR UPCOMING PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. DUE BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK!

FRI

11/8

WORK DAY:

  1. We review our 100 DOLLAR PROJECT.
  2. You should have taken some photos and possibly some video over the last day or so while flying. Please get this media off of your SD card on your drone and put the media into the proper folders on your DRONE DRIVE. DON'T LOSE YOUR SD CARD! PUT IT RIGHT BACK WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH IT!
  3. Work on your DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO, you can use any footage, including footage from the last day or so.
  4. We have a new PHOTO EDITOR coming soon, we are just waiting for it to be installed. You should have taken some RAW photos while flying. These are the raw data images of your photograph and are the best format for editing afterwards. Unfortunately, we are having issues editing RAW files on our current system, as our version of Photoshop is too old. I have found an online alternative: https://v2.polarr.co/. PLEASE DISMISS THE UPLOAD AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, THE UPDATED VERSION DOES NOT WORK WITH RAW FILES. This is a free online RAW editor with many of the exact same features that the Photoshop RAW editor has. The only downside is that it does not edit in the original image size. However, we can learn the basics of RAW editing on this site. Please EDIT some of your RAW photos for optimal look.
  5. The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. The TOPIC/THEME of this video is completely up to you, but you must clear your idea with Mr. Burkhard by MONDAY of the coming week.
  6. COMING NEXT WEEK: Part 107 Practice Tests.

GRADING: COMPARISON VIDEO. Make sure that this is rendered to your PROJECT folder by the end of class today for grading.

TUE

11/5

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WED

11/6

Get your machines prepared, we need to go out and fly. If there is anyone that needs to stay in the Tech Lab to work on a Drones project, that is acceptable.

PLEASE go through your standard checklist, including prop check and in-flight check before you fly!

Please set your CAMERA to JPEG/RAW before you fly! Please work on adjusting your camera. Please take at least one of each of the following photos while flying over the next couple of days:

  1. A RAW photo of the mountains.
  2. A RAW photo of HHS.
  3. A RAW PATTERN photo of a pattern that can be seen from your drone, but not from the ground.

WORK DAY:

  1. You should have taken some photos and possibly some video over the last day or so while flying. Please get this media off of your SD card on your drone and put the media into the proper folders on your DRONE DRIVE.
  2. Work on your DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO, you can use any footage, including footage from the last day or so.
  3. You should have taken some RAW photos while flying. These are the raw data images of your photograph and are the best format for editing afterwards. Unfortunately, we are having issues editing RAW files on our current system, as our version of Photoshop is too old. I have found an online alternative: https://v2.polarr.co/. PLEASE DISMISS THE UPLOAD AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, THE UPDATED VERSION DOES NOT WORK WITH RAW FILES. This is a free online RAW editor with many of the exact same features that the Photoshop RAW editor has. The only downside is that it does not edit in the original image size. However, we can learn the basics of RAW editing on this site. Please EDIT some of your RAW photos for optimal look.
  4. The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. The TOPIC/THEME of this video is completely up to you, but you must clear your idea with Mr. Burkhard by MONDAY of the coming week.

MON

11/4

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. updates information regarding the DJI Mavic Mini. Things are not as great as we thought. Sorry. We also discuss our 107 preparations. I have found a video that I really like in which there are 120 (double the number of questions on a 107 test) released questions WITH detailed answers for each question. I am wondering if this would be a good way to begin reviewing for our 107 testing. We need to be able to get some students testing before the end of the semester!

We spend time today reviewing our DRONE/PHONE COMPARISON VIDEO PROJECT.

I would like to be able to go out and fly MAVIC AIRS tomorrow and Wednesday around campus. Please check that your BATTERIES are charged. If they are low, please put them out for charging.

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT: We will be going out and flying over the next week or so. This being the case, please use your AIR to take a series of at least THREE photographs. The THEME for this project is PATTERNS.

For these photographs, please open up your CAMERA settings when you are flying and select IMAGE FORMAT>JPEG AND RAW. This will allow you to save your photos in RAW format, which we can edit later!-ii+

Please make these photographs of various patterns that we can see from the air with our drones that cannot be seen from the ground. This will be a graded assignment, due on NOVEMBER 13th at the latest.

WORK DAY:

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: When you have completed your Comparison Video Project, please create a video highlight reel of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class.

OUR UPCOMING PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. The TOPIC/THEME of this video is completely up to you, but you must clear your idea with Mr. Burkhard by MONDAY of the coming week.

FRI

11/1

BELLRINGER: Let's do something a little different today. DJI announced their newest drone, the Mavic Mini. Let's watch a review!

WORK DAY: DUE TODAY- DRONE MINI-PROJECT: The DRONE/PHONE COMPARISON VIDEO PROJECT. Due to issues that we have been having with OpenShot, we will now be completing this in RESOLVE. You will be MUCH happier with your results, trust me!

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: When you have completed your Comparison Video Project, please create a video highlight reel of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class.

OUR UPCOMING PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. The TOPIC/THEME of this video is completely up to you, but you must clear your idea with Mr. Burkhard by MONDAY of the coming week.

WED

10/30

BELLRINGER: We review a few tips and tricks that will make your editing in Resolve much easier, especially PLAYBACK>PROXY>HALF AND QUARTER RESOLUTION. We also review the RENDERING process.

WORK DAY: DUE TODAY- DRONE MINI-PROJECT: The DRONE/PHONE COMPARISON VIDEO PROJECT. Due to issues that we have been having with OpenShot, we will now be completing this in RESOLVE. You will be MUCH happier with your results, trust me!

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: When you have completed your Comparison Video Project, please create a video highlight reel of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class.

OUR UPCOMING PROJECT: The INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECT- Students will create a film of at least 30 seconds in length, using at least 10 different video clips. The film will include MUSIC, TRANSITIONS, TITLES and CREDITS. The video clips for this film can be taken with a DRONE or with your PHONE, whichever works best for your project as you visualize it. The TOPIC/THEME of this video is completely up to you, but you must clear your idea with Mr. Burkhard by MONDAY of the coming week.

TUE

10/29

BELLRINGER: We have been struggling a bit with some playback speed in DaVinci Resolve. Let's fix that. Please review this article- "How to Make DaVinci Resolve Playback Faster In Two Clicks." This article shows us how to optimize media for editing (it isn't terribly clear in the article, but you will be RIGHT CLICKING on any imported media and selecting "Generate Optimized Media.") You can also read the part of the article that discusses "Rendering the Cache." You can do this, if you wish, but I think that Optimized Media will really help us in our projects.

DRONE MINI-PROJECT: The DRONE/PHONE COMPARISON VIDEO PROJECT. Due to issues that we have been having with OpenShot, we will now be completing this in RESOLVE. You will be MUCH happier with your results, trust me!

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: When you have completed your Comparison Video Project, please create a video highlight reel of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class.

HHS DRONE VIDEO PROJECT: Do not worry about this for right now. I will be discussing this issue with Mr. Ring, I am not sure we are ready to complete this project to the proper level at this time.

MON

10/28

PART 107 STUDY DAY. Today, we will finishing up our look at our last topic for the 107, WEATHER: 107 Video Study Guide at 1:28.00.

DRONE MINI-PROJECT: The DRONE/PHONE COMPARISON VIDEO PROJECT. Due to issues that we have been having with OpenShot, we will now be completing this in RESOLVE. You will be MUCH happier with your results, trust me!

QUICK DRONE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: When you have completed your Comparison Video Project, please create a video highlight reel of your drone video footage. TELLO or Air is fine. Please include a title, transititions, music and AT LEAST 3-5 video clips from your time flying drones in this class.

HHS DRONE VIDEO PROJECT: Do not worry about this for right now. I will be discussing this issue with Mr. Ring, I am not sure we are ready to complete this project to the proper level at this time.