STEM: DRONES- APRIL/MAY, 2022

REQUIRED APPS, DOWNLOADS & TUTORIALS FOR STEM-DRONES.

PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST FOR DRONE FLIGHT

ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR

DIAGRAM/LEGEND FROM AIRMAN'S MANUAL

studio.youtube.com

DATE Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

5/24

FOR TODAY: STEM- DRONES: FINAL EXAMINATION. If it is helpful, you can also refer to DIAGRAM/LEGEND FROM AIRMAN'S MANUAL, but you cannot use your notes, sorry.

If you finish early and need to work on your COLORADO SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECT, please do so! NOTE: The OLD Spring Capstone Video Folder was deleted by someone. I have yet to grade these videos, so please make sure that you put your final product video into the YELLOW DRIVE/SPRING_CAPSTONE_VIDEO_PROJECT folder before you leave today!

MON

5/23

WE REVIEW FOR THE PART 107 FINAL EXAMINATION TOMORROW. WE WILL MOVE QUICKLY, SO PAY ATTENTION. I WOULD RECOMMEND TAKING NOTES!

FRI

5/20

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have work to do. The CAPSTONE PROJECT is due today. Please work on this.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due tomorrow. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project.

 

 

 

THU

5/19

BELLRINGER: EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!  An HHS Alum is doing an interview video regarding HHS for a college film project and would like some QUALITY HHS CAMPUS DRONE footage.  If you have any such footage, please put it into the EXTRA CREDIT HHS CAMPUS FOOTAGE folder on the YELLOW DRIVE.  If you submit quality footage, I will give you 5 points per clip, maximum 10 points.  If your clip is selected for the project, I will give you an extra 10 extra credit points for a total of 20 extra credit points.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due tomorrow. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project.

 

 

 

MON

5/16

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TUE

5/17

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to do! All students should have their FOOTAGE collected and should be working on their edits this week. You have only 3 more days to finish this huge project, please be using your time wisely.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on NEXT FRIDAY. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project.

The weather is not good today, but you need the work time. Please consider doing one of the following to further your project:

  • Use a phone for ground shots of flowers, trees, bugs, etc.
  • Use a drone that is not in the air for a ground level timelapse.
  • Use the Osmo for “drone-like” video shots, such as a pull-back, etc.
  • Work on music/titles and credits.
  • Work on editing clips that you already have.
 

 

 

 

THU

5/12

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to do!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on NEXT FRIDAY. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project.

The weather is not good today, but you need the work time. Please consider doing one of the following to further your project:

  • Use a phone for ground shots of flowers, trees, bugs, etc.
  • Use a drone that is not in the air for a ground level timelapse.
  • Use the Osmo for “drone-like” video shots, such as a pull-back, etc.
  • Work on music/titles and credits.
  • Work on editing clips that you already have.
 

 

 

 

TUE

5/10

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to do!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on MAY 19th. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project. If the weather is nice, you might want to get some of these shots today! You could also be working on MUSIC, CREDITS, HANDHELD SHOTS, PHONE SHOTS, etc. Please work today! You do not have much time left to finish this major project!

 

 

 

 

MON

5/9

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to do!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on MAY 19th. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project. If the weather is nice, you might want to get some of these shots today!

 

 

 

FRI

5/6

BELLRINGER: None for today, we have too much to do!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS- THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on MAY 19th. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project. If the weather is nice, you might want to get some of these shots today!

 

 

 

THU

5/5

BELLRINGER: We critique a video again! Yay! We haven't done this forever! We complete BELLRINGER, STEM- DRONES: The Thursday Drone Video Critique- Colorado Springs.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. The YouTube video has been due for four class periods and I still do not have very many of them of quality. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. If you want this to be updated, I would need to see it TODAY. Otherwise, I am putting in the grades as I saw them on MONDAY.
  2. THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on MAY 19th. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills. There are LOTS of drone shots required for this project. If the weather is nice, you might want to get some of these shots today!

 

 

 

TUE

5/3

GRADING TODAY: RAW PHOTO EDITS, YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL (unless you specifically ask me for a short extension to complete this project properly.)

WORK DAY: THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT is now due on MAY 19th and will be a CAPSTONE PROJECT. I fully expect all requirements of this project to be fulfilled, such as the TIMELAPSE VIDEO, the PULLBACK SHOT VIDEO, the CIRCLE VIDEO, the 2 KILLER DRONE IDEA SHOTS and the various GROUND VIDEO SHOTS. This will be a LARGE grade for the semester, as it will be the project that has you demonstrating your skills at both flying and editing.

MON

5/2

RAW PHOTO EDITS ARE DUE TODAY.

WE SPEND TIME TODAY WITH YOUTUBE TUTORIAL THEATER!

FRI

4/29

BELLRINGER: We discuss our current projects. I have not been happy with the output of this class lately, so I am making a few changes.

  • YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL is due by FRIDAY, 4/29. Projects that are not EXPORTED by TODAY at 3:30 pm will receive a permanent zero, no exceptions, this project was due THREE WEEKS AGO.
  • RAW PHOTO PROJECT: This will be graded on MONDAY MORNING from the YELLOW DRIVE FOLDER. This is an extra WEEK to complete this project.
  • THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT is now due on MAY 19th and will be a CAPSTONE PROJECT. I fully expect all requirements of this project to be fulfilled, such as the TIMELAPSE VIDEO, the PULLBACK SHOT VIDEO, the CIRCLE VIDEO, the 2 KILLER DRONE IDEA SHOTS and the various GROUND VIDEO SHOTS. This will be a LARGE grade for the semester, as it will be the project that has you demonstrating your skills at both flying and editing.
  • SAMPLE CREEPY SPRING VIDEO FOR MAX.

NOTE: DRONES ARE JUST BEING LEFT LAYING AROUND THE CLASSROOM AGAIN. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR TOOLS!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. The YouTube video has been due for four class periods and I still do not have very many of them of quality. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. VIDEO GAME TUTORIAL PROJECT: This option is available for students who are struggling to put together a drone video. You have until the start of next week to complete this. You must show SOMETHING in a video game (a "how-to" video seems to make the most sense). You will get your own video game footage and you MUST include callouts (arrows, highlighting, etc.) and a SECOND SOURCE OF VISUAL MEDIA for your project. You also need to have voiceovers explaining your actions, as well as an intro.
  3. THE COLORADO SPRING PROJECT. This is due on MAY 19th. This will be a 100 point project and is a CAPSTONE PROJECT, meant to show all of your flying and editing skills.
  4. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: DUE TOMORROW. Use a drone or a camera (Mr. B. has one) to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. Put these edited photographs into the proper folder on the YELLOW drive for grading.

 

 

 

WED

4/13

BELLRINGER: None today, 16 minute class periods. Please spend this time working on one of our THREE outstanding projects.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. The YouTube video has been due for four class periods and I still do not have very many of them of quality. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. THE SPRING PROJECT. This is due on APRIL 29th. This will be a 100 point project.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. This will be due at the end of next week.

 

 

 

TUE

4/12

 

 

BELLRINGER: None today. Please get to work on the THREE projects that you currently have assigned, one of which is due TODAY! Winds are 24-30 mph today, so we cannot fly. Sorry. Find another project to work on, such as the SPRING PROJECT, where you are required to find a number of "Spring" shots from ground level.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. The YouTube video has been due for three class periods and I still do not have very many of them of quality. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. THE SPRING PROJECT. This is due on APRIL 29th (this is next Friday). This will be a 100 point project.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: DUE TOMORROW. Use a drone or a camera (Mr. B. has one) to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. Put these edited photographs into the proper folder on the YELLOW drive for grading.

 

 

 

THU

4/7

BELLRINGER: We discuss SPRING and our upcoming project by completing the SPRING VIDEO THINKING SHEET.

We watch a video regarding FIVE KILLER DRONE SHOT IDEAS. Take notes, you will need these shots for our upcoming SPRING PROJECT.

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. The YouTube video is due tomorrow. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc. If you do not have this video material yet, it is too windy to fly today. Please take a drone to the AUX GYM and complete your CIRCLE shot (as long as there isn't a class in there already!) Use this footage to complete your project!
  2. THE SPRING PROJECT. This is due on APRIL 29th. This will be a 100 point project.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. This will be due at the end of next week.

 

 

 

TUE

4/5

BELLRINGER: Today is an editing day for the YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. STUDENTS MAY NOT GO OUT AND FLY TODAY! If you do not have any DRONE WORK to do (because you have not flown in any of the previous 3 class periods where you could fly for this project), you need to be WORKING on another project, either for this class or another.

Mr. Garrish has instructions to send any disruptive students out into the hallway or to the office, as needed.

I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR A BAD REPORT ABOUT THE BEHAVIOR IN THIS CLASS TODAY!

FOR TODAY- OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

 

 

 

MON

4/4

BELLRINGER: Today is an editing day for the YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. If the wind is not too bad, students could go out and fly today, as needed, although there is a HIGH WIND WARNING for our area this afternoon.

FOR TODAY- Please go out flying today. Please work on recording footage for your YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT from your drone and from your screen capturing from your phone. Please complete the CIRCLE/POINT of INTEREST shot TODAY!

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

 

 

 

FRI

4/1

BELLRINGER: Today is FLYING DAY for those of you who were gone yesterday! Please get a drone ready for flying today. Everyone present today needs to complete recording for their YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT.

Please note that I will be GRADING this footage. Please put this footage (both your drone footage and your screen shot footage) into the YELLOW DRIVE:\CIRCLE_SHOT_TUTORIAL_FOOTAGE folder before you leave class today.

FOR TODAY- Please go out flying today. Please work on recording footage for your YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT from your drone and from your screen capturing from your phone. Please complete the CIRCLE/POINT of INTEREST shot TODAY!

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

 

 

 

THU

3/31

BELLRINGER: Today is FLYING DAY! Please get a drone ready for flying today. Everyone present today needs to complete recording for their YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT.

Please note that I will be GRADING this footage. Please put this footage (both your drone footage and your screen shot footage) into the YELLOW DRIVE:\CIRCLE_SHOT_TUTORIAL_FOOTAGE folder before you leave class today.

FOR TODAY- Please go out flying today. Please work on recording footage for your YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT from your drone and from your screen capturing from your phone. Please complete the CIRCLE/POINT of INTEREST shot TODAY!

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  2. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

 

 

 

TUE

3/29

BELLRINGER: Please meet me at the overhead. Bring your notes!

FOR TODAY- The weather is not good for flying today, so we will spend some time working on the following:

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  2. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

GRADING FOR TODAY: METAR QUIZ.

 

 

 

MON

3/28

BELLRINGER: Let's review a new drone. Please complete the DJI Enterprise Matrice 30 Review Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY- Weather is supposed to be nice today, please go out and fly today. WORK ON YOUR YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. This is due next BLOCK PERIOD. NO EXCUSES!

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  2. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

GRADING FOR TODAY: METAR QUIZ.

 

 

 

FRI

3/25

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today! Please get a drone ready to go out and FLY! Weather is really nice and the winds are low! Please do a thorough PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST and be careful flying until you get all of your skills back!

Please be working on one of the following assignments/projects:

  • RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: 3 RAW DRONE PHOTOS, enhanced using POLARCC.
  • DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: I would like at least a 10-20 second TIMELAPSE VIDEO using FLYING drone footage. You can combine footage! Include music, titles, etc.
  • YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. Begin working on this by practicing skills, etc.

FOR TODAY-

  • RAW PHOTO EDITING PRACTICE: You will start by selecting and editing AT LEAST FOUR of the photographs linked below. You will need to RIGHT-CLICK>SAVE these images and then open them up with our ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC (NOTE- DO NOT click on "Use the Latest Version"! The latest version does not support RAW photos!): Save these to the YELLOW DRIVE RAW_PHOTO_PRACTICE FOLDER for grading. Also note: The following files are from a variety of RAW cameras, but will all upload to polarcc. The RAW photos from your drones will be DNG files.
  • RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week or so, as the weather improves and the wind dies down, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. If you are interested in PHOTO EDITING, you can also challenge yourself by accessing DARKTABLE, the photo editor on our computers. It will do everything that POLARCC will do, plus lots, lots more.

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  2. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

GRADING FOR TODAY: METAR QUIZ.

 

 

 

THU

3/24

BELLRINGER: FIRST, complete the "BUILD A DRONE THINKING SHEET." Make sure to include all necessary components and prices from a reputable company.

AFTERWARDS- Meet Mr. B. at the BIG TV. We review RAW photos and how to properly edit them. We also review the projects for this week.

FOR TODAY- The weather is not good for flying today, so we will spend some time working on the following:

  • 3.8- TFRs and NOTAMs
  • 4.3- VFR CHECKPOINTS.
  • 4.4- NOTIFICATION BOXES.
  • 4.5- MSL vs. AGL.
  • RAW PHOTO EDITING PRACTICE: You will start by selecting and editing AT LEAST FOUR of the photographs linked below. You will need to RIGHT-CLICK>SAVE these images and then open them up with our ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC (NOTE- DO NOT click on "Use the Latest Version"! The latest version does not support RAW photos!): Save these to the YELLOW DRIVE RAW_PHOTO_PRACTICE FOLDER for grading. Also note: The following files are from a variety of RAW cameras, but will all upload to polarcc. The RAW photos from your drones will be DNG files.
  • RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week or so, as the weather improves and the wind dies down, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC. If you are interested in PHOTO EDITING, you can also challenge yourself by accessing DARKTABLE, the photo editor on our computers. It will do everything that POLARCC will do, plus lots, lots more.

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  2. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  3. RAW PHOTO EDITING PROJECT: Over the next week, use your drone to capture a series of AT LEAST THREE RAW PHOTOGRAPHS. These three photographs should be a set, or at least a group that has something in common. EDIT THESE using the ONLINE RAW PHOTO EDITOR FROM POLARCC.
  4. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

GRADING FOR TODAY: METAR QUIZ.

 

 

 

TUE

2/22

BELLRINGER: We review Part 107 information regarding HOW TO READ A METAR

FOR TODAY- If we have finished the review of METARs, it is time for a quiz! Yay! Please complete the METAR QUIZ.

OUR CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: We have a number of assignments. I am not sure of the due dates for these, as they depend on the weather. Please spend time working on these today, if there is time and you are able.:

  1. DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE PROJECT: We completed a "TIMELAPSE PROJECT" awhile back. EVERY submitted "project" was of people walking around carrying their drone. That is good for practice, but this is a DRONES class, where we FLY DRONES. Please complete a DRONE FLIGHT TIMELAPSE VIDEO, complete with title, music, closing credits and AT LEAST 10-20 seconds of timelapse footage. You are expected to include MULTIPLE FLIGHTS in your timelapse, to get closer to the 20 second range.
  2. YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. You will need to begin working on this as soon as the weather cooperates. You could work on this now, by gathering music, researching how to record POI/CIRCLE shots, etc.
  3. UPCOMING FIELD TRIP PROJECTS: We will begin going back out on Thursdays as soon as the weather begins to be nicer. We will also be planning our RED FEATHER TRIP soon.

 

 

 

MON

2/21

BELLRINGER: We review a drone video and complete the GAME CHANGING DRONE VIDEO THINKING SHEET.

THEN, we try something a little more difficult, reading a METAR: For this, you will need to do some investigating and research, fortunately, I supply all the documentation that you might need. Please complete the FIRST METAR THINKING SHEET.

WORK DAY- The weather is bad. Let's review HOW TO READ A METAR.

 

 

 

TUE

3/8

BELLRINGER: Mr. Ring visits to review the HIGHLAND VIDEOS and announce the winner of the video contest.

WORK DAY- We complete the WHERE'S THE AIRPORT LATITUDE/LONGITUDE PRACTICE SHEET.

Then, we participate in a CLASS QUIZ- LATITUDE/LONGITUDE QUIZ.

The weather is bad. Let's review a few more Part 107 lessons:

 

 

 

MON

3/7

BELLRINGER: Time for a quiz! You have 10 minutes to study for the RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS QUIZ. Make sure to study notes regarding:

  • Line of Sight,
  • Drone flight limitations (height, speed, distance from buildings and clouds, etc.)
  • Flying from moving vehicles and over people.
  • Hypoventilation, hyperventilation, heat stroke.
  • Logbooks and documentation.
  • Daytime/Night time flight.
  • Alcohol and drugs.
  • Unsafe conditions for flying.

IF WE HAVE TIME, we cover some specialized AIRSPACE information from PART 107.:

  1. 3.6- SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE
  2. 3.7- MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES
  3. 3.8- TFRs and NOTAMs

FRI

3/4

BELLRINGER: None today. We have too much to do. Your TIMELAPSE is due today. I have been disappointed that not one of the TIMELAPSE PROJECTS that I have seen so far has involved actually FLYING a drone. The Sample Screen Recording also needs to be done today, as well.

FOR TODAY: There are a number of assignments due:

  1. Please complete your TIMELAPSE PROJECT and have it in the YELLOW DRIVE FOLDER by the end of class tomorrow.
  2. Please complete your SAMPLE SCREEN RECORDING and put it in the YELLOW DRIVE FOLDER by the end of class today!
  3. Start working on your YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. I HIGHLY recommend that you just work on understanding how the POI/CIRCLE SHOT works on your drone. Test the process a few times, then work on recording both the screen and from your drone as you fly.

THU

3/3

BELLRINGER: To start class today, we do a review of a quality Drone How-to Video from FLYTPATH. As you watch, please complete the HOW TO VIDEO THINKING SHEET.

FOR TODAY: There are a number of assignments due:

  1. Please complete your TIMELAPSE PROJECT and have it in the YELLOW DRIVE FOLDER by the end of class tomorrow.
  2. Please complete your SAMPLE SCREEN RECORDING and put it in the YELLOW DRIVE FOLDER by the end of class today!
  3. Start working on your YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT. I HIGHLY recommend that you just work on understanding how the POI/CIRCLE SHOT works on your drone. Test the process a few times, then work on recording both the screen and from your drone as you fly.

TUE

3/1

BELLRINGER: I am going to save the Rules and Restrictions Quiz for today, as the weather is too nice! Let's go out and fly a little bit. We will spend a little time though, covering "The POINT OF INTEREST HOW TO VIDEO" CRITIQUE THINKING SHEET.

FOR TODAY: We will be completing our TIMELAPSE PROJECT and we will start our YOUTUBE TUTORIAL PROJECT.

SCREEN RECORDING: We preview SCREEN RECORDING ON YOUR PHONE. Please figure out the easiest way to complete this and put a copy of the some SAMPLE FOOTAGE into the SCREEN_CAPTURE_ASSIGNMENT folder. This will be a graded assignment.

MON

2/28

BELLRINGER: Time for a quiz! You have 10 minutes to study for the AIRSPACE QUIZ. You will be using the AIRMEN'S MANUAL FOR PART 107 (a copy of this is in the YELLOW DRIVE!) and the DIAGRAM/LEGEND FROM AIRMAN'S MANUAL.

THU

2/24

BELLRINGER: To start class today, we do a review of some new air spaces for the upcoming AIRSPACE QUIZ- SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE, MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES, and TFRs and NOTAMS.

NEXT WEEK IS SUPPOSED TO BE MUCH NICER, WE WILL WORK ON OUR FLYING THEN. WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.

How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.

  • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
  • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
    • You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
    • You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
    • You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
    • Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
    • EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

FRI

2/18

BELLRINGER: None for today. Please work on completing a PRACTICE TIMELAPSE. I don't care how or where or how long, but get it finished and in the YELLOW DRIVE today.

WORK DAY: FOR THE SECOND HALF OF CLASS, I would like students to go out with their drones, set to do INTERVAL PHOTOGRAPHS AT 2 SECONDS and take 10 minutes of footage around the campus and grounds while just HOLDING your drone, no flying (it is too cold and windy for flight). Then, come back to the TECH LAB and follow the instructions below to create a simple timelapse. THIS IS PRACTICE for the real project, but I will give you 25 points for completion of this mini-project. I want it completed by tomorrow at the end of class.

WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.

How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.

  • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
  • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
    • You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
    • You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
    • You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
    • Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
    • EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

THU

2/17

BELLRINGER: We meet at the overhead to take notes regarding PART 107 NIGHT OPERATIONS.

WORK DAY: FOR THE SECOND HALF OF CLASS, I would like students to go out with their drones, set to do INTERVAL PHOTOGRAPHS AT 2 SECONDS and take 10 minutes of footage around the campus and grounds while just HOLDING your drone, no flying (it is too cold and windy for flight). Then, come back to the TECH LAB and follow the instructions below to create a simple timelapse. THIS IS PRACTICE for the real project, but I will give you 25 points for completion of this mini-project. I want it completed by tomorrow at the end of class.

WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.

How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.

  • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
  • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
    • You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
    • You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
    • You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
    • Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
    • EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

TUE

2/15

BELLRINGER:Today is supposed to be relatively nice, I would highly recommend going out to fly today to capture some TIMELAPSE footage. We are short a few drones, so you might have to double up or wait your turn.

IF PEOPLE ARE NOT WORKING- We r take notes regarding PART 107 NIGHT OPERATIONS.

WORK DAY: WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.

How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.

  • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
  • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
    • You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
    • You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
    • You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
    • Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
    • EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

MON

2/14

BELLRINGER: We discuss a possible idea for a TIMELAPSE VIDEO. Whoever completes this video will receive a 50 percent EXTRA CREDIT BONUS on their project score.

THEN, CLASS CHOICE- Begin work on the TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT or take notes regarding PART 107 NIGHT OPERATIONS.

WORK DAY: WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.

How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.

  • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
  • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
    • You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
    • You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
    • You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
    • Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
    • EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

FRI

2/11

BELLRINGER: We need to complete some Part 107 notes. These are the last of the EASY NOTES. Starting next week, we start learning the hard material. The videos are- ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND PHYSIOLOGY and some NIGHT OPERATIONS.

WORK DAY:

  1. The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT. You should spend time today putting together your music, finding the clips that you want to use to represent yourself and coming up with ideas for a cool INTRO. This needs to be completed by the end of the week.
  2. We cover some Part 107 material regarding ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND PHYSIOLOGY and AIR SPACE WAIVERS.
  3. WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.
    • How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.
    • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
    • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
      1. You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
      2. You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
      3. You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
      4. Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
      5. EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

THU

2/10

BELLRINGER: First off, we review Timelapse videos! Here are some examples:

We spend some time reviewing the difference between TIMELAPSE and FAST FORWARDING.

You will be using a drone to create a timelapse video over the next week or so. See instructions below.

After reviewing this video, please complete the THE TIMELAPSE CRITIQUE SHEET.

WORK DAY:

  1. The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT. You should spend time today putting together your music, finding the clips that you want to use to represent yourself and coming up with ideas for a cool INTRO. This needs to be completed by the end of the week.
  2. We cover some Part 107 material regarding ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND PHYSIOLOGY and AIR SPACE WAIVERS.
  3. WHAT IS NEXT? THE TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- I have been wanting to work on a timelapse/ hyperlapse video with class for quite awhile. The time has come. The good news is that this has the potential to be a really cool project that will look awesome. The bad news is that this will be a DIFFICULT project to complete and make look professional.
    • How do you create TIMELAPSE videos? Your drone should have an "INTERVALS" Setting in CAMERA SETTINGS, which will allow your drone to take photos every 2-7 seconds. Set this up to take photos every 2-3 seconds, then do a nice, long, slow flight (or walk, if you cannot fly) through an area. This will work the best if you have some nice clouds, sunset, traffic, people moving, etc. in your shot as you fly. You will need to do a LONG flight or walk, as in Filmora, videos are 25 frames per second. If you are only taking a photo every 5 seconds, that is almost two minutes of filming for 1 second of video.
    • HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM FILMORA ON HOW TO CREATE A TIMELAPSE FROM YOUR SET OF PHOTOS.
    • RULES OF THE TIMELAPSE PROJECT:
      1. You have to create a TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken OVER THE NEXT WEEK. I do not want you to simply take a video and speed it up. That is NOT a TIMELAPSE.
      2. You will need to do some research into the proper SETTINGS on your Mavic AIR or MAVIC MINI for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY, as needed.
      3. You can do this wherever you wish, as long as you show progress and movement in your video. This can be a street scene with cars going by, it can be clouds in the sky, people walking in a common area, etc. If it is snowing and you don't want to go outside to fly your drone, you can easily do this around the school or in your backyard, if you have an interesting view.
      4. Create your TIMELAPSE in Filmora, as outlined above. If you are quarantined, you could use any resources available to you to complete this part of the project, but you will need to do some research on how to complete with the resources you have. Save this to the proper folder on the YELLOW DRIVE or send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I would like to have a title and credits, if this is possible, but I could live without a title or credits if you are in quarantine. MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
      5. EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

TUE

2/8

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. does a FILMORA TITLE PRESENTATION. Please incorporate some of these techniques into your YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT.

WORK DAY: The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT. You should spend time today putting together your music, finding the clips that you want to use to represent yourself and coming up with ideas for a cool INTRO.

MON

2/7

BELLRINGER:None for today, please get ready to take a few Part 107 notes regarding Operating Limitations: Height, Speed, Minimum Visibility and Cloud Clearance, FLIGHT LOGGING.

WORK DAY: The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT. You should spend time today putting together your music, finding the clips that you want to use to represent yourself and coming up with ideas for a cool INTRO.

THU

2/3

BELLRINGER: We review some YOUTUBE INTRO videos for Mr. B.'s favorite topic- SPIDERS!

Notice how each content creator introduces themselves in their videos- How did they incorporate clips, music, the topic and themselves, into the intro. You should be aiming to do the same in your work for this project!

WORK DAY: The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT. You should spend time today putting together your music, finding the clips that you want to use to represent yourself and coming up with ideas for a cool INTRO.

TUE

2/1

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. is out today, let's participate in a little practical knowledge assessment and research. Please complete as much of the DRONE OWNERSHIP QUIZ as you can. Research will be necessary. This WILL be a graded assignment, so do your very best!

WHAT'S NEXT? The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT.

MON

1/31

BELLRINGER: TODAY IS A 100 PERCENT WORK DAY. You were critiqued on your MR. RING VIDEO on Friday. MOST of the videos that I watched were NOT high enough quality to represent this class by submitting to the Superintendent. Please address the issues we discussed in class and have this new edit burned out as an MP4 in the Mr. Ring Folder by the end of class today.

Here are the two finalists for this project last year. Yours should be of equal quality:

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

WHAT'S NEXT? The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT.

FRI

1/28

BELLRINGER: We meet at the overhead today to review the Mr. Ring Videos. These will be critiqued heavily. You will be expected to ADDRESS any issues and RESUBMIT your re-edited video by the end of the day on MONDAY.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

WHAT'S NEXT? The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT.

TUE

1/27

BELLRINGER: None for today, please work on your MR. RING PROJECT.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

WHAT'S NEXT? The YOUTUBE INTRO PROJECT.

TUE

1/25

BELLRINGER: None for today, please work on your outstanding projects or your MR. RING PROJECT, which I expect to see in the YELLOW DRIVE by the end of class.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

TUE

1/25

BELLRINGER: Let's answer an important question, "Can you attach a FLAMETHROWER to your drone?" Please complete the WEAPONIZED DRONES THINKING SHEET.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

MON

1/24

BELLRINGER: Let's answer an important question, "Can you attach a FLAMETHROWER to your drone?" Please complete the WEAPONIZED DRONES THINKING SHEET.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

FRI

1/21

BELLRINGER: Time for a Part 107 Quiz. Please log in to THIS WOOCLAP QUIZ. You will need to begin by choosing a username. Please enter YOUR NAME! If you do not, you will not receive credit for this quiz. You will have 5 minutes to review your Part 107 notes before we begin the quiz.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

THU

1/20

BELLRINGER: Meet me at the overhead, we have some PART 107 LEARNING to do at the start of class today. Please bring your notebooks!

  1. FOR TODAY: We continue our Part 107 Prep by reviewing REGISTERING YOUR DRONE. If we have time, we will also cover REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, as well. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) Please show Mr. B. your notes at the end of class for your weekly grade. We will also be having a quiz on this information next week.
  2. GRADING TODAY: I have Mr. Ring Activity Footage from Junior, Max, Nathan, Rissa and Sawyer. Nobody else. This goes into the book today. FLYING BACKWARDS is already in the book and only 4 of 11 students have completed this project.
  3. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)

TUE

1/18

BELLRINGER: Time for another job posting! Please complete the FIREFIGHTING DRONE OPERATORS THINKING SHEET.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)
  2. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO. Here is an example of this project completed last year by Drone student Caleb Wertz.
    • REVERSING STICKS: Please REVERSE your sticks by using CONTROLLER SETTINGS>STICK MODE and adjusting your CUSTOM SETTINGS. Do this by dragging your BACKWARD towards the left, then towards the TOP, so that your RIGHT STICK now flies BACKWARD when you push the stick forward.
    • TURNING OFF OBSTACLE SENSING: You will also need to turn off your OBSTACLE SENSING. Go to VISUAL NAVIGATION SETTINGS AND TURN OFF FORWARD AND BACKWARD OBSTACLE SENSING. ONLY USE THIS FOR THIS ONE PROJECT! TURN IT BACK ON WHEN YOU ARE DONE FLYING!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 1-2 obstacles in a straight line over 50 yards or so. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE VISUALIZED YOUR PATH PROPERLY AND CAN JUST GUN YOUR MOTORS AND FLY THROUGH YOUR OBSTACLES.
      • PLEASE consider doing simple backwards shots, such as a shot from the back door of the school, out between the science wing and the gym and then up and over the baseball diamond or a shot from the east side of the football field that goes under the goal posts, across the football field, under the west goal posts and then rises to show the whole field.
      • DO NOT THINK YOU NEED TO FLY BETWEEN TREE BRANCHES OR UNDER BLEACHERS FOR THIS SHOT!
      • BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING THIS SHOT! You will need to completely scout your flight first to make sure you will not hit any obstacles or fly over any people. PRACTICE SHOT, as needed! This is NOT a "Do it once and get the perfect shot" exercise.
      • FLY TO YOUR CAPABILITY! If you are a skilled pilot, you can attempt a more difficult shot. If you are not sure of your flying, try something simpler.
      • Please include a RISING SHOT at the end of your PULLBACK video, if you can. This may not be possible, in some environments, but try.
      • Please give this video a title and closing credits, as well as some appropriate music, as well. You will not need to do any transitions, this is a single straight shot!
  3. FOR TODAY: We continue our Part 107 Prep by reviewing REGISTERING YOUR DRONE. If we have time, we will also cover REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, as well. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) Please show Mr. B. your notes at the end of class for your weekly grade. We will also be having a quiz on this information next week.

FRI

1/14

BELLRINGER: We review the MR. RING VIDEO. This project will be due in TWO BLOCK PERIODS.

  1. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Please have this complete and burned out as an MP4 movie by the end of BLOCK PERIOD on JANUARY 27TH.
    • Your video should include all of the following:
      • Drone footage of the High School, the Middle School, the Elementary School and the Adminstration Building.
      • Footage of student activities at the Elementary School and the High School, especially of the High School.
      • PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DISCUSS IN CLASS FOOTAGE WITH TEACHERS AHEAD OF TIME! You cannot simply go into a classroom with your cell phone and start video taping, then tell the teacher that you are doing it "For Mr. Ring." THAT IS NOT ACCURATE AND YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES!
      • Appropriate MUSIC to fit the spirit of the video.
      • 60 seconds of footage in your final product. This needs to include AT LEAST ten clips, I would not make any of these clips more than 4-6 seconds long.
      • Well thought out edits and transitions, to the beat of the music!
      • I recommend using the SPLIT WINDOW TECHNIQUE, but you can do as you wish.
      • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE, you will need to put your video together without it. This will likely effect your grade, but those are the choices that were made.
      • DO NOT INCLUDE a title, any labels of any sort or closing credits. You MUST credit music if you use loyalty free music, but do so very subtley at the end of your footage.
    • The final cut of this project will be grade on the following:
      • Quality of drone footage. (20 points)
      • Appropriateness of music. (10 points)
      • Proper number and type of clips. (20 points)
      • Storytelling of the video (shows all areas of campus in a logical order.) (10 points)
      • Appropriate transitions. (10 points)
      • Overall quality of the final product. (20 points)
      • Inclusion of a music credit. (10 points)
  2. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO. Here is an example of this project completed last year by Drone student Caleb Wertz.
    • REVERSING STICKS: Please REVERSE your sticks by using CONTROLLER SETTINGS>STICK MODE and adjusting your CUSTOM SETTINGS. Do this by dragging your BACKWARD towards the left, then towards the TOP, so that your RIGHT STICK now flies BACKWARD when you push the stick forward.
    • TURNING OFF OBSTACLE SENSING: You will also need to turn off your OBSTACLE SENSING. Go to VISUAL NAVIGATION SETTINGS AND TURN OFF FORWARD AND BACKWARD OBSTACLE SENSING. ONLY USE THIS FOR THIS ONE PROJECT! TURN IT BACK ON WHEN YOU ARE DONE FLYING!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 1-2 obstacles in a straight line over 50 yards or so. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE VISUALIZED YOUR PATH PROPERLY AND CAN JUST GUN YOUR MOTORS AND FLY THROUGH YOUR OBSTACLES.
      • PLEASE consider doing simple backwards shots, such as a shot from the back door of the school, out between the science wing and the gym and then up and over the baseball diamond or a shot from the east side of the football field that goes under the goal posts, across the football field, under the west goal posts and then rises to show the whole field.
      • DO NOT THINK YOU NEED TO FLY BETWEEN TREE BRANCHES OR UNDER BLEACHERS FOR THIS SHOT!
      • BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING THIS SHOT! You will need to completely scout your flight first to make sure you will not hit any obstacles or fly over any people. PRACTICE SHOT, as needed! This is NOT a "Do it once and get the perfect shot" exercise.
      • FLY TO YOUR CAPABILITY! If you are a skilled pilot, you can attempt a more difficult shot. If you are not sure of your flying, try something simpler.
      • Please include a RISING SHOT at the end of your PULLBACK video, if you can. This may not be possible, in some environments, but try.
      • Please give this video a title and closing credits, as well as some appropriate music, as well. You will not need to do any transitions, this is a single straight shot!
  3. FOR TODAY: We continue our Part 107 Prep by reviewing REGISTERING YOUR DRONE. If we have time, we will also cover REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, as well. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) Please show Mr. B. your notes at the end of class for your weekly grade. We will also be having a quiz on this information next week.

THU

1/13

BELLRINGER: We review the work for the day. The weather is supposed to be in the 50s with little wind. Please spend some time outside working on your FLYING BACKWARDS PROJECT. We also need to complete our MR. RING STUDENT ACTIVITY FOOTAGE.

  1. TILT SHIFT PROJECT, due TODAY! .
  2. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Here are your assignments for gathering footage for the Mr. Ring project. Spend time today and tomorrow figuring out when the best time would be to capture this footage. Make arrangements with Mr. B. and the teachers of these classes, if appropriate. THIS WILL BE DUE TOMORROW!
    • PEER POWER/SPECIAL ED: Dylan
    • RANDOM GOOD FOOTAGE CLIPS: Ayden
    • AG WELDING: Junior
    • ART: Sawyer
    • SCIENCE (COPE): Imanol
    • WEIGHTS/PE GAMES: Andrew
    • MUSIC: Marshal
    • DRAMA: Rissa
    • LUNCH: Landon
    • LEAVING SCHOOL: Max
    • DRONES: Nate
  3. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO. Here is an example of this project completed last year by Drone student Caleb Wertz.
    • REVERSING STICKS: Please REVERSE your sticks by using CONTROLLER SETTINGS>STICK MODE and adjusting your CUSTOM SETTINGS. Do this by dragging your BACKWARD towards the left, then towards the TOP, so that your RIGHT STICK now flies BACKWARD when you push the stick forward.
    • TURNING OFF OBSTACLE SENSING: You will also need to turn off your OBSTACLE SENSING. Go to VISUAL NAVIGATION SETTINGS AND TURN OFF FORWARD AND BACKWARD OBSTACLE SENSING. ONLY USE THIS FOR THIS ONE PROJECT! TURN IT BACK ON WHEN YOU ARE DONE FLYING!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 1-2 obstacles in a straight line over 50 yards or so. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE VISUALIZED YOUR PATH PROPERLY AND CAN JUST GUN YOUR MOTORS AND FLY THROUGH YOUR OBSTACLES.
      • PLEASE consider doing simple backwards shots, such as a shot from the back door of the school, out between the science wing and the gym and then up and over the baseball diamond or a shot from the east side of the football field that goes under the goal posts, across the football field, under the west goal posts and then rises to show the whole field.
      • DO NOT THINK YOU NEED TO FLY BETWEEN TREE BRANCHES OR UNDER BLEACHERS FOR THIS SHOT!
      • BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING THIS SHOT! You will need to completely scout your flight first to make sure you will not hit any obstacles or fly over any people. PRACTICE SHOT, as needed! This is NOT a "Do it once and get the perfect shot" exercise.
      • FLY TO YOUR CAPABILITY! If you are a skilled pilot, you can attempt a more difficult shot. If you are not sure of your flying, try something simpler.
      • Please include a RISING SHOT at the end of your PULLBACK video, if you can. This may not be possible, in some environments, but try.
      • Please give this video a title and closing credits, as well as some appropriate music, as well. You will not need to do any transitions, this is a single straight shot!
  4. FOR TODAY: We continue our Part 107 Prep by reviewing REGISTERING YOUR DRONE. If we have time, we will also cover REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, as well. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) Please show Mr. B. your notes at the end of class for your weekly grade. We will also be having a quiz on this information next week.

TUE

1/11

BELLRINGER: Lots today. First, we review the "How to Fly Backwards" Video as a look forward to that assignment.

Second, let's consider a DRONE JOB by completing The AMAZON DRONE OPERATORS THINKING SHEET

  1. TILT SHIFT PROJECT, due next block period.
  2. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Here are your assignments for gathering footage for the Mr. Ring project. Spend time today and tomorrow figuring out when the best time would be to capture this footage. Make arrangements with Mr. B. and the teachers of these classes, if appropriate. THIS WILL BE DUE AT THE END OF THIS WEEK!
    • PEER POWER/SPECIAL ED: Dylan
    • RANDOM GOOD FOOTAGE CLIPS: Ayden
    • AG WELDING: Junior
    • ART: Sawyer
    • SCIENCE (COPE): Imanol
    • WEIGHTS/PE GAMES: Andrew
    • MUSIC: Marshal
    • DRAMA: Rissa
    • LUNCH: Landon
    • LEAVING SCHOOL: Max
    • DRONES: Nate
  3. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO. Here is an example of this project completed last year by Drone student Caleb Wertz.
    • REVERSING STICKS: Please REVERSE your sticks by using CONTROLLER SETTINGS>STICK MODE and adjusting your CUSTOM SETTINGS. Do this by dragging your BACKWARD towards the left, then towards the TOP, so that your RIGHT STICK now flies BACKWARD when you push the stick forward.
    • TURNING OFF OBSTACLE SENSING: You will also need to turn off your OBSTACLE SENSING. Go to VISUAL NAVIGATION SETTINGS AND TURN OFF FORWARD AND BACKWARD OBSTACLE SENSING. ONLY USE THIS FOR THIS ONE PROJECT! TURN IT BACK ON WHEN YOU ARE DONE FLYING!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 1-2 obstacles in a straight line over 50 yards or so. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE VISUALIZED YOUR PATH PROPERLY AND CAN JUST GUN YOUR MOTORS AND FLY THROUGH YOUR OBSTACLES.
      • BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING THIS SHOT! You will need to completely scout your flight first to make sure you will not hit any obstacles or fly over any people. PRACTICE SHOT, as needed! This is NOT a "Do it once and get the perfect shot" exercise.
      • FLY TO YOUR CAPABILITY! If you are a skilled pilot, you can attempt a more difficult shot. If you are not sure of your flying, try something simpler.
      • Please include a RISING SHOT at the end of your PULLBACK video, if you can. This may not be possible, in some environments, but try.
      • Please give this video a title and closing credits, as well as some appropriate music, as well. You will not need to do any transitions, this is a single straight shot!

MON

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BELLRINGER: We preview the PULLBACK VIDEO, as this will be our VIDEO PROJECT for the week.

  1. TILT SHIFT PROJECT, due next block period.
  2. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Here are your assignments for gathering footage for the Mr. Ring project. Spend time today and tomorrow figuring out when the best time would be to capture this footage. Make arrangements with Mr. B. and the teachers of these classes, if appropriate. THIS WILL BE DUE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK!
    • PEER POWER/SPECIAL ED: Dylan
    • RANDOM GOOD FOOTAGE CLIPS: Ayden
    • AG WELDING: Junior
    • ART: Sawyer
    • SCIENCE (COPE): Imanol
    • WEIGHTS/PE GAMES: Andrew
    • MUSIC: Marshal
    • DRAMA: Rissa
    • LUNCH: Landon
    • LEAVING SCHOOL: Max
    • DRONES: Nate
  3. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO. Here is an example of this project completed last year by Drone student Caleb Wertz.
    • REVERSING STICKS: Please REVERSE your sticks by using CONTROLLER SETTINGS>STICK MODE and adjusting your CUSTOM SETTINGS. Do this by dragging your BACKWARD towards the left, then towards the TOP, so that your RIGHT STICK now flies BACKWARD when you push the stick forward.
    • TURNING OFF OBSTACLE SENSING: You will also need to turn off your OBSTACLE SENSING. Go to VISUAL NAVIGATION SETTINGS AND TURN OFF FORWARD AND BACKWARD OBSTACLE SENSING. ONLY USE THIS FOR THIS ONE PROJECT! TURN IT BACK ON WHEN YOU ARE DONE FLYING!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 1-2 obstacles in a straight line over 50 yards or so. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE VISUALIZED YOUR PATH PROPERLY AND CAN JUST GUN YOUR MOTORS AND FLY THROUGH YOUR OBSTACLES.
      • BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING THIS SHOT! You will need to completely scout your flight first to make sure you will not hit any obstacles or fly over any people. PRACTICE SHOT, as needed! This is NOT a "Do it once and get the perfect shot" exercise.
      • FLY TO YOUR CAPABILITY! If you are a skilled pilot, you can attempt a more difficult shot. If you are not sure of your flying, try something simpler.
      • Please include a RISING SHOT at the end of your PULLBACK video, if you can. This may not be possible, in some environments, but try.
      • Please give this video a title and closing credits, as well as some appropriate music, as well. You will not need to do any transitions, this is a single straight shot!

FRI

1/7

BELLRINGER: Get your notebook and head up to the overhead. Today is a NOTES day.

  1. FOR TODAY: We continue our Part 107 Prep by reviewing CREWMEMBER DEFINITIONS and REGISTERING YOUR DRONE. If we have time, we will also cover REPORTING AN ACCIDENT OR IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY, as well. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) Please show Mr. B. your notes at the end of class for your weekly grade. We will also be having a quiz on this information next week.
  2. TILT SHIFT PROJECT, due next block period.
  3. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Here are your assignments for gathering footage for the Mr. Ring project. Spend time today and tomorrow figuring out when the best time would be to capture this footage. Make arrangements with Mr. B. and the teachers of these classes, if appropriate. THIS WILL BE DUE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK!
    • PEER POWER/SPECIAL ED: Dylan
    • RANDOM GOOD FOOTAGE CLIPS: Ayden
    • AG WELDING: Junior
    • ART: Sawyer
    • SCIENCE (COPE): Imanol
    • WEIGHTS/PE GAMES: Andrew
    • MUSIC: Marshal
    • DRAMA: Rissa
    • LUNCH: Landon
    • LEAVING SCHOOL: Max
    • DRONES: Nate

THU

1/6

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

  1. TILT SHIFT: Use the information in steps 1-13 of THIS WRITTEN TUTORIAL REGARDING TILT SHIFT to create a Tilt Shift Image of HHS or any other images you wish. Images with CARS, PEOPLE and/or BUILDINGS work the best. Please be creative here! (You must complete at least TWO images for this assignment.) Please save these as .JPG files. Mr. B. might be printing these and putting them up in the hallway for viewing.
  2. HOW TO OPEN PHOTOSHOP- On your desktop, click the PHOTO and VIDEO folder. In that folder, click ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3.
  3. THE MR. RING VIDEO PROJECT: Here are your assignments for gathering footage for the Mr. Ring project. Spend time today and tomorrow figuring out when the best time would be to capture this footage. Make arrangements with Mr. B. and the teachers of these classes, if appropriate. THIS WILL BE DUE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK!
    • PEER POWER/SPECIAL ED: Dylan
    • RANDOM GOOD FOOTAGE CLIPS: Ayden
    • AG WELDING: Junior
    • ART: Sawyer
    • SCIENCE (COPE): Imanol
    • WEIGHTS/PE GAMES: Andrew
    • MUSIC: Marshal
    • DRAMA: Rissa
    • LUNCH: Landon
    • LEAVING SCHOOL: Max
    • DRONES: Nate
  4. PART 107- We begin our Part 107 Prep by reviewing THE BASICS OF PART 107 and CREWMEMBER DEFINITIONS. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) These will be submitted each week for grading. There will also be regular quizzes and tests on this information, so be prepared! By the end of the semester, you should be completely prepared to take the Part 107 licensing examination. The school will pay for this test. However, you do need to be at least 16 to take this test.

TUE

1/4

BELLRINGER: We complete the SPRING SEMESTER DRONE THINKING SHEET and preview the coming semester and make some decisions about what and how we will be learning.

FOR TODAY: We begin our Part 107 Prep by reviewing THE BASICS OF PART 107 and CREWMEMBER DEFINITIONS. You will need to take notes (Mr. B. will be taking notes, as well!) These will be submitted each week for grading. There will also be regular quizzes and tests on this information, so be prepared! By the end of the semester, you should be completely prepared to take the Part 107 licensing examination. The school will pay for this test. However, you do need to be at least 16 to take this test.