STEM: DRONES- ONLINE COURSE/ SPRING, 2020
REQUIRED APPS, DOWNLOADS & TUTORIALS FOR STEM-DRONES.
DATE Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

TUE

5/12

SENIORS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL FOR A LINK TO THE FINAL EXAMINATION. IT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO ME BY MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th.

MON

5/18

WHAT'S DUE? All students should have received an email MONDAY morning with a link to the Final Examination for this semester. You will have until midnight on Wednesday to complete this test.

MON

5/11

WHAT'S DUE?

  • SENIORS: Watch for an email TUESDAY morning with a link to the Final Examination for this semester. You will have until midnight on Wednesday to complete this test.
  • Underclassmen: No new projects or assignments this week. More than half of you have outstanding work in this class from our online school period. Please use this week to get caught up on any work that you have not completed or submitted. Please do the work to get the grade that you deserve in this course!
  • If you are having any issues with flying your drone, recording video or creating simple videos in DJI GO 4 (or similar video editing software), please let me know NOW, so that we can make arrangements for your Final Examination.

WED

5/6

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, May 10TH.

  • FLIGHT RECORD SHOWING AT LEAST 15 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME THIS WEEK- 50 POINTS.
  • YOUR BEST: Send me your best PHOTOGRAPH or VIDEO CLIP that you took this week- 50 points.

VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING FOR TODAY: We discuss the Final Examination and some end of the semester information.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

5/4

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, May 10TH.

  • FLIGHT RECORD SHOWING AT LEAST 15 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME THIS WEEK- 50 POINTS.
  • YOUR BEST: Send me your best PHOTOGRAPH or VIDEO CLIP that you took this week- 50 points.

FOR THIS WEEK: Let's glide into the end of the year with some pleasant flying and a little bit of drone creativity. This week, we relax and fly our machines for a bit, taking a couple of photos and videos along the way. For this week, please SEND ME ANOTHER FLIGHT RECORD showing at least FIFTEEN MINUTES of flight time (I will check the dates, make sure that you fly THIS WEEK). In addition, send me YOUR BEST photograph or video clip that you create this week. Extra points if you put it into post-processing and enhance the work to look its very best!

PLEASE NOTE: Within the next week or so, you will be asked to RETURN YOUR DRONE to HHS. Please prepare for this, as best you can, keeping in mind that you will need your drone to complete the Final Exam. Your drone bag should include the following:

  • Your drone.
  • An MICRO SD CARD- this should be in your drone!
  • Your controller
  • Three batteries
  • Charging brick and cord
  • Charging Hub
  • Launch Pad
  • Bag with extras- additional sticks, props, connecting controller cords, etc.
  • A MICRO SD CARD adapter (some of you have these in your bags, please return them!)

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

WED

4/29

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, May 3rd.

  • FLIGHT RECORD SHOWING AT LEAST 20 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME THIS WEEK- 50 POINTS.

VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING FOR TODAY: We discuss the rest of the semester and drones at graduation. We are almost done! I left in the part of the Virtual Class where I was attacked by my cat, but I did bleep out the sound. Yikes!

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

4/27

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, May 3rd.

  • FLIGHT RECORD SHOWING AT LEAST 20 MINUTES OF FLIGHT TIME THIS WEEK- 50 POINTS.

FOR THIS WEEK: I have been working Drones students pretty hard over the last two weeks, with a number of assignments, projects, writing assignments and video productions due.

This week, we can take things a little easier. For this week, please SEND ME A FLIGHT RECORD showing at least TWENTY MINUTES of flight time this week. That's it! That is your only grade this week! The weather is supposed to be in the 80s this week, so head out and do some flying. You might want to go out during early morning or late afternoon, as bright sun can make flying difficult, as it becomes very difficult to see your screen!

HOWEVER- I strongly advise you to create some good FOOTAGE and take a few good PHOTOGRAPHS that you can have ready in case you need it for the FINAL EXAMINATION in a couple of weeks. As restrictions for going out are being slightly lifted, if you can get out to an open space area or out to the prairie, please do so for some good footage. If not, I understand, do the best you can.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

WED

4/22

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, April 26th.

  • THE SHORT VIDEO PROJECT- 50 points.
  • THE 5 PHOTO PROJECT- 50 points.
  • THE MAVIC AIR 2 PREVIEW WRITING ASSIGNMENT- 50 points.

VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING FOR TODAY: We discuss the project for this week reviewed some end of the year stuff, including returning our drones. Please be sure to review if you were not able to attend.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

4/20

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, April 26th.

  • THE SHORT VIDEO PROJECT- 50 points.
  • THE 5 PHOTO PROJECT- 50 points.
  • THE MAVIC AIR 2 PREVIEW WRITING ASSIGNMENT- 50 points.

THE SHORT VIDEO PROJECT: We will keep things pretty simple this week. The weather is supposed to be pretty good, with temperatures in the 60s Monday through Wednesday. There is supposed to be some rain on Thursday and possibly Friday, so do your flying early in the week. For this mini-project, all I am asking is that you go flying and get some quality video footage. Then, using whatever video editing software you wish (the DJI GO4 Editor is fine, if that is all you have!), put together a 20-30 second long (or more) video that incorporates music and a title, as well as ending credits. Extra points if you come up with a THEME for the footage in your video. BE CREATIVE! Forward your final video to me or share it with me on Google Drive, as needed. 50 point assignment.

THE 5 PHOTO PROJECT: Another easy assignment for this week. Please take FIVE photographs with your drone. Edit these to the best of your ability, using any of the editing software, apps or websites that we discussed on MARCH 30, below. Again, extra points if you come up with a THEME for your photographs, again BE CREATIVE! Forward these photographs to me by email or through Google Drive. 50 point assignment.

THE MAVIC AIR 2 PREVIEW WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Last week, the specs, manual and photos of the upcoming Mavic Air 2 were leaked. For this short writing assignment, put together a preview of the new Mavic Air 2 that CONTRASTS the difference between the original Mavic Air (that we are flying) and the upcoming new Mavic Air 2. You should be able to find a number of sites on the internet with information regarding the SPECS for the new Mavic Air 2. For this writing, you should have an introductory paragraph describing the new drone, at least one (if not more) paragraph that compares the capabilities with the Mavic Air and a paragraph indicating whether or not you would trade in your Mavic Air for an Air 2 and why. 50 point assignment.

Please make sure that your preview/comparison discusses all of the following items:

  • Camera: Megapixels (MP) and capabilities.
  • Flight time/battery life
  • OCUSYNC (The new machine has it, the old one doesn't. What is it and why is it important?)
  • New features.
  • Controller.
  • Body shape and design.
  • Price.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

WED

4/15

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, April 19th.

  • THE HYPERLAPSE/ TIMELAPSE CRITIQUE SHEET- 25 points.
  • THE HYPERLAPSE/TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- 100 points.

VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING FOR TODAY: We discuss the project for this week and possible final examination ideas. Please be sure to review if you were not able to attend.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

4/13

WHAT'S DUE? All projects due at Midnight on Sunday, April 19th.

  • THE HYPERLAPSE/ TIMELAPSE CRITIQUE SHEET- 25 points.
  • THE HYPERLAPSE/TIMELAPSE VIDEO PROJECT- 100 points.

THE TIMELAPSE/ HYPERLAPSE 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. You will need to do some research and some work on your own. Everyone has different setups, different computers, different programs, etc. I can't give you a single instruction that you could use to complete this project, as each of you will need to figure out what works for YOUR system.

First off, what exactly IS a Timelapse or a Hyperlapse video? Use this video- Timelapse? Hyperlapse? Or just plain old fast forward? as a guide. Notice that he is working with his Galaxy phone to create these videos. You should use your drone, if at all possible (I will accept phone video for this project, if you let me know what your issues are). Here is an example of a professional quality Hyperlapse video called "Singapore in Motion."

Now that you know what a TIMELAPSE/HYPERLAPSE video is, please do a little bit of background research by completing THE HYPERLAPSE/ TIMELAPSE CRITIQUE SHEET.

How do you create HYPERLAPSE OR TIMELAPSE videos? I don't know. That is up to you. Your project is to create such a video, using whatever resources you have access to. If you have a good computer and can download some online programs, feel free to use these resources. If you only have a Chromebook or a tablet, you might need to look for an online resource to create your video. You could use DJI GO 4, although it is not ideal. If you wanted to use a DSLR camera for this project, that would be OK. I know that this week it is supposed to be snowing, so do whatever you need to.

RULES OF THE HYPERLAPSE/TIMELAPSE PROJECT:

  1. You have to create a HYPERLAPSE or TIMELAPSE video. This should be created with STILL PHOTOS taken THIS 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 for a timelapse or hyperlapse video. You will be setting photo INTERVALS and adjusting your IMAGE QUALITY.
  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 from your front porch or backyard, if you have an interesting view. You could even do this indoors, but you will have to do some research into what STOP ACTION VIDEO is for that.
  4. You can use any resources that you wish to create this project. The EXCEPTION is that I do not want students simply downloading a lame timelapse phone app that makes a cheap timelapse in 2 minutes. That is NOT good enough. Use your drone and your drones photographs for this project.
  5. Create an MP4 or other movie format. Send or share this with Mr. B. for grading. Your video should be AT LEAST 10-20 seconds long. I can live without a title or credits, although MUSIC would be nice for this project, if you can add it!
  6. EXTRA CREDIT if you credit a timelapse or hyperlapse that shows the sunset or sunrise.

PLEASE NOTE: A HUGE PART OF THIS PROJECT IS YOU FIGURING OUT HOW TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT USING THE RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO. I CANNOT GIVE YOU SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT THE ANSWERS BY YOURSELF!

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

WED

4/8

WHAT'S DUE? (All of this assignment information is posted under Monday's listing.)

  • THIS WEEKS VIDEO PROJECT: The STRAIGHT LINE VIDEO PROJECT, due SUNDAY (4/12) at Midnight.
  • The MR. B. DRONE FLIGHT CHALLENGE, due SUNDAY (4/12) at Midnight.

VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING FOR TODAY: We discuss the two projects this week and an issue that we have regarding funding for our class and the need to spend 3460 dollars. Please be sure to review if you were not able to attend.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

4/6

WHAT'S DUE?

  • THIS WEEKS VIDEO PROJECT: The STRAIGHT LINE VIDEO PROJECT, due SUNDAY (4/12) at Midnight.
  • The MR. B. DRONE FLIGHT CHALLENGE, due SUNDAY (4/12) at Midnight.

OUR FIRST ONLINE SCHOOL VIDEO PROJECT- "STRAIGHT LINES": For this first video editing project, we will be creating a 20 second video on the theme of STRAIGHT LINES. What I recommend for this project is that you take your drone up in your area and look for straight lines to video. These can be anything, edges of rooflines, sidewalks, driveways, picnic tables, lines of trees, rows of corn, anything that can be seen to represent a straight line.

I recommend shooting with your camera straight down and your drone moving in a straight line over your object to video your straight lines in short clips of 5-7 seconds at a time. Once you have 5-6 of these clips, you will put them together using the VIDEO EDITOR in your DJI GO 4 APP. This is a simple video editor, but we ALL have it on our phone and it will allow you to create a good video, complete with music and title. While the app does have some basic tutorial features the first time that you open it, I have gathered a few online video tutorial resources, should you need them. FEEL FREE TO USE ANY RESOURCES YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT, YOU ARE NOT LIMITED TO THESE VIDEOS, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!:

For this project, please use CREATE MOVIE FREE FORM for your video. Please include a simple title and some music from the app that fits your video.When you are done with the creation of your video, you will need to SHARE it with me. The easiest way to do this will be to UPLOAD THIS TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE PHOTOS and share it with me. You can also Share the upload link with me, as well. This will be a 100 point Project!

PLEASE NOTE: I have had a few students ask if they can put this together in another video editing app or program. NO! For this project, we are learning to use another drone resource. I would like you to use the DJI GO 4 APP for this video edit. Think of it as adding tools to your toolbox!

THE MR. B. DRONE FLYING CHALLENGE: For you second assignment this week, you will be practicing your flying skills. For this assignment, you will be taking your drone out for a flight. Try to find as large and open area as you can find. You will take your drone up, do your inflight check, then fly in a pattern that, when we review the FLIGHT RECORD MAP for this mission, will read MRB, as in the following image:

Please take off and land from the same point, as in the image above. You can use different shaped letters, such as cursive, if you wish. You will probably need to fly over an area of at least 20 yards or so for your flight path to show letters on your flight map, but BIGGER will be better on this project! I recommend checking your flight map after your flight to see if your letters look the best. When you finally have your best attempt, SCREENSHOT your flight path map and send it to Mr. B. for grading.

To give you some incentives, the person with the most easily readable letters and THE LONGEST FLIGHT PATH will receive an award shipped to your home by Mr. B.! This will be a 50 point graded assignment!

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

3/30

WHAT'S DUE?

  • STEM-DRONES ONLINE SCHOOL TAKE HOME TEST: Parts One and Two are both due by MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY (4/1).
  • GOLDEN HOUR SHADOW PHOTOGRAPHS: Three Quality photographs, adjusted in POST-PRODUCTION, sent to Mr. B. by MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY (4/3).

OUR FIRST "TEST" for ONLINE DRONE SCHOOL: We are all out on our own with our Drones, pretty much isolated from everyone else. One thing about being a drone fan is that eventually, you will have some issues and need some help. That is the purpose of this "Test." It includes a number of "What do I do now?" type questions about owning and taking care of a drone. There are likely MULTIPLE answers to most of these questions and you WILL need to use your CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Do your best to answer all of them, you MUST USE DETAILS in your answers to receive full credit! I have broken the test into TWO PARTS, so that you don't have to answer all of the questions in just one sitting.

DRONE PROJECT FOR THE WEEK- GOLDEN HOUR SHADOWS: As any photographer can tell you, the VERY BEST time to do any photography shooting is during the "Golden Hour," the hour either right BEFORE sunset or right AFTER sunrise when the natural outside light give a golden glow to your photographs. Here are some samples of Golden Hour Drone Photos. Notice the golden color and the great shadows on each photograph.

   
   
   
 

 

 

GOLDEN HOUR PHOTOGRAPH PROJECT, CONTINUED: For this week, please take your drone out during the Golden Hour (either morning or evening is fine) and take photographs. Make sure you do your shooting in RAW or in HDR (if you have the computing power at home to download darktable!) You will select your BEST THREE to forward to Mr. B. for grading. HOWEVER- I want you to do some POST-PROCESSING, as well. Please use one of the following resources (or any other resources that you wish, if you do your own research into editors!) to adjust your photographs to be their very best before you send them to me:

  • DARKTABLE: This is the same program that we have been using in the classroom for photo edits. If you have the computer power and can download the program, this is a GREAT option for photo editing and will let you edit both RAW and HDR photographs. Plus, it is FREE.
  • POLARR: A decent online editor that we have used before in class. Can adjust both JPEG and RAW photographs. Use if you are working on a Chromebook or a computer that you can't download onto.
  • RAW.PICS.IO: Another decent online editor. Use whichever works best for you!
  • IOS and ANDROID APPS: If you would like to try editing your photos on your phone, try this article, which reviews the best Android and IOS RAW editors.

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time with anything, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

WED

3/25

WHAT'S DUE?

  • Completed Technology Survey, due today.
  • FLIGHT RECORD OF 15 MINUTES OF DRONE FLYING TIME BY FRIDAY, MARCH 27th.

DRONE VIDEO FOR THE DAY: A video for those of you who think that a good pull-back video has to have been reversed in post-production. This guy has serious guts with his machine!

OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT and LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: According to the data that I got on the TECHNOLOGY SURVEY, everyone has a DRONE! Yay! Please be careful with them! For our first assignment, we will be doing two things, examining our FLIGHT RECORDS and FLYING! First thing...

FINDING YOUR FLIGHT RECORDS:

You probably have the DJI GO 4 APP on your phone somewhere. OPEN this up. You don't have to be connnected to your drone or your controller. Follow the instructions below.
 
 

NOTE ABOUT FLIGHT RECORDS: On the Flight Record Home Screen, you can see your "SCORE", your longest flights, highest flights, etc. On the Flight Data Sheet, you can click on each of your previous flights and see EVERYTHING about your flight. You can see the path on the map that you took, the height and speed, the photos you took, the sticks you moved, EVERYTHING. Play with these for awhile, just to see what data is available. Then, please SORT THESE FLIGHTS so that your MOST RECENT FLIGHTS are on the top of the screen (please note that DJI uses European dating format- DAY/MONTH/YEAR).

FLYING: Now go outside and fly! I don't care where you fly, what you do or what you photograph. This can be in your backyard, your neighborhood, the local park, whatever. Just DON'T FLY INDOORS! FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES and complete an IN-FLIGHT CHECK before you take off! PLEASE FLY FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES TOTAL!

WORD OF WARNING: PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL IN YOUR FLIGHTS! DO NOT CRASH INTO ANYTHING OR BREAK YOUR MACHINE, YOU WILL BE WITHOUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER!

RECORDING YOUR FLIGHTS: After you are all done flying and having some fun for a change at school, please open your FLIGHT RECORD, making sure that your new flights are at the top of the list, and TAKE A SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR FLIGHT RECORD. (If you don't know how to do this on your phone, do some research online. There is probably an easy method of doing this. On my Galaxy Note 9, I can screenshot by swiping my palm from left to right on the screen!) EMAIL THIS FLIGHT RECORD TO MR. B. by FRIDAY, March 27th.

ASSIGNMENT GRADING: This will be a graded assignment, as follows:

  • No record forwarded= 0/50 points
  • 1-10 minutes flight= 40/50 points
  • 10-14 minutes flight= 45/50 points
  • 15+ minutes flight= 50+1 point for every minute over 15/50 points (maximum 75 points!)

TROUBLES OR ISSUES?: If you are having a hard time finding your flight log, taking a screen shot of your flight log or being able to fly your drone for any reason, please contact Mr. B. by email! We'll work something out!

MON

3/23

NOTE FROM MR. B.: Over the next couple of weeks, we will be conducting STEM-DRONES business online. It is almost imperative that you pick up your drone from HHS on the morning of MARCH 23rd, so that you can use your machine for the time that we are working online. PLEASE COME TO THE MAIN OFFICE ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 23RD TO PICK UP YOUR MACHINE, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT ALREADY!

PLEASE NOTE: Of all of my classes, this class will be the most difficult to conduct in the standard online manner, as I do not know the technology capabilities of all of the students in class. I would like to be able to continue flying drones and editing video and photography for this course, but if you do not have access to a computer than can perform editing, this will be a challenge. I will do my best to present options to all students that have needs in these areas.

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES: I would like to be able to have a virtual class period, using Zoom, at least one time per week. Please watch for details of this in the near future on this page and by email. In the meantime, PLEASE GO TO ZOOM.US AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT, USING YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS. This will allow you to participate in online virtual classes later this week.

FOR THE START OF THIS WEEK: Here are a few things that I would like all staff to complete by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH:

  1. PICK UP: If you do not have a drone at home (You can be using one of our Airs or your own machine, if you have access to one), please do your best to come to HHS on Monday morning to pick yours up.
  2. YOUR TECHNOLOGY: So that I can gauge your ability to work and edit at home, please complete the DRONES TECHNOLOGY SURVEY.

TUE

3/10

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WED

3/11

BELLRINGER: No bellringers today. Please work on your NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT, which is due tomorrow, or your Part 107 testing or your 100 DOLLAR PROJECT clips or your PULLBACK VIDEO ASSIGNMENT, due after break.

THINGS I AM GRADING TODAY: CREATIVE PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points was due on 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points was due on 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending Resolve update

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15
Pull Back Video 50 points 3/27

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please finalize this project today or make arrangements with Mr. B. for a deadline extension.
  2. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO.
    • 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!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 3-4 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.
      • 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. The 100 DOLLAR PROJECT: Due on April 15th, Mr. Ring's 30-60 second video highlighting Weld RE-9 School District, including music.

MON

3/9

BELLRINGER: Time for our PULLBACK VIDEOS! These will be due the week after Spring Break. Please review THIS PULLBACK VIDEO to see what we are talking about here. We also have the "How to Fly Backwards" Video, as well.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points was due on 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points was due on 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending Resolve update

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15
Pull Back Video 50 points 3/27

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPH.
  2. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please work on editing this video or photography work this week.
  3. THIS WEEKS VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: The PULL BACK VIDEO.
    • 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!
    • RULES FOR PROJECT:
      • REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS IN the "How to Fly Backwards" Video.
      • Please film a PULL BACK video that moves through at least 3-4 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.
      • 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. The 100 DOLLAR PROJECT: Due on April 15th, Mr. Ring's 30-60 second video highlighting Weld RE-9 School District, including music.

FRI

3/6

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please work on any of the projects that we have out right now, especially the CREATIVE PEOPLE or the PART 107 PROBLEMS, if necessary.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending Resolve update

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPH.
  2. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please work on editing this video or photography work this week.
  3. The 100 DOLLAR PROJECT: Due on April 15th, Mr. Ring's 30-60 second video highlighting Weld RE-9 School District, including music.

WED

3/4

BELLRINGER: Our Neigborhood video is due next week. Just for fun, let's review a BAD NEIGHBORHOOD VIDEO and complete the REALLY BAD NEIGHBORHOOD VIDEO THINKING SHEET.

Mr. Ring has begun asking about our 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. He is quite anxious to get this online. With the weather expected to be in the 60s today, please spend some time getting good HHS CINEMATIC VIDEO today. This project is due WAY sooner than you think.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending Resolve update

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPH.
  2. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please work on editing this video or photography work this week.
  3. The 100 DOLLAR PROJECT: Due on April 15th, Mr. Ring's 30-60 second video highlighting Weld RE-9 School District, including music.

TUE

3/3

BELLRINGER: We review another use for drones, this time underground. Pretty cool, if you ask me!

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPH.
  2. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please work on editing this video or photography work this week.
  3. The 100 DOLLAR PROJECT: Due on April 15th, Mr. Ring's 30-60 second video highlighting Weld RE-9 School District, including music.

MON

3/2

BELLRINGER: As a preview of our upcoming Photography Assignment for this week, please complete the CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY THINKING SHEET.

PLEASE NOTE: I would like these photographs to be creative and fun, but also polished and professional looking. Please do not settle for your first effort, if it is not a quality photograph. Also, I would highly recommend shooting in RAW and doing some POST-PROCESSING to make sure that you have the BEST possible photograph when you are done.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 20 through 30 50 points 3/6
CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 30 points 3/6
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending

100 DOLLAR PROJECT (our project for March/April)

200 points 4/15

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own CREATIVE PEOPLE DRONE PHOTOGRAPH.
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. All students should have video or photography for this project. Please work on editing this video or photography work this week.

FRI

2/28

BELLRINGER: Can you answer this ONE question? Please complete the TOP OF THE BUILDING DRONE QUESTION at the start of class today.

ALSO: Please spend time finalizing the things that are due today. Make sure that everything that is due today is in the proper folders and is properly labeled:

  • FOLDER- PROJECTS/JANUARY_PROJECT should contain your January Project work, unless you have visited with me in person regarding this project.
  • FOLDER- PROJECTS/100_DOLLAR_PROJECT should contain your 15 second adjusted stick/cinematic shot that you could use for the 100 dollar project.
  • PAPER SUBMISSION of your Part 107 work for the last two weeks. This should contain your answers to the next ten problems in your test.

If I cannot locate your work, you will not receive a grade.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 10 through 20 50 points 2/28
JANUARY INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/28
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED/CINEMATIC HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/28
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points pending

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. This is the last weekend for you to create work for this project. Please STRONGLY consider taking a drone home this weekend.

WED

2/26

BELLRINGER: TODAY WE ARE GOING TO PRACTICE EDITING ON THE BEAT IN RESOLVE.

Open up DaVinci Resolve. Locate 4-5 video clips that you have taken with your drone since you have been flying Mavic Airs import them to your MEDIA LIBRARY and GENERATE OPTIMIZED MEDIA.

RIGHT CLICK and SAVE ONE of the following music clips (your choice):

to your PROJECT folder. IMPORT THIS FILE TO YOUR MEDIA LIBRARY.

Now, review the information in the following video:

How to Edit Video on the Beat in DaVinci Resolve

There are some great, easy techniques in this video that will help you to quickly and painlessly edit your drone video clips to the beat of music.

Use the tips in this video to create a 20-30 second video of your 4-5 clips and your selected music. EXPORT this as an .MP4 and save it as BEAT_EDIT.MP4 for a 50 point grade in Drones class today. Use this technique on future projects, as needed!

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 10 through 20 50 points 2/28
JANUARY INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/28
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED/CINEMATIC HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/28
EDIT TO THE BEAT VIDEO 25 points 2/26

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

TUE

2/25

BELLRINGER: A number of people did not complete the DRONES AS CELL TOWERS THINKING SHEET. Please do so today.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 10 through 20 50 points 2/28
JANUARY INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/28
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED/CINEMATIC HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/28

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

MON

2/24

BELLRINGER: We discuss our outstanding project work in this class. Most projects that have been "out there" for weeks and weeks are due THIS FRIDAY. If you need to work on these, please do so today.

Please complete the DRONES AS CELL TOWERS THINKING SHEET.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
PART 107 STUDY DAY- Questions 10 through 20 50 points 2/28
JANUARY INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/28
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/11
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED/CINEMATIC HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/28

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

FRI

2/21

BELLRINGER: Can we do one last critique? This one is from a professional. Grab some headphones and complete the FRIDAY DRONE VIDEO CRITIQUE- ALPS.

Please remember that Mr. B. would like evidence of your next 10 Part 107 problems. You will be submitting this piece of paper at the end of class for grading. START WITH THE 107 QUESTIONS that you stopped at last week! When a question is introduced, please try to work through the question on your own, write out your answer on your paper, doing your best to describe WHY the answer is correct.

USE YOUR AIRMAN'S MANUAL FROM YOUR DRONE DRIVE, as NEEDED.

THEN, review the answer to the question on the video. Keep going with this procedure for today's class period. THIS WILL COUNT AS OUR PART 107 STUDY DAY FOR ANOTHER 50 POINT ASSIGNMENT!

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/12
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

WED

2/19

BELLRINGER: Let's start the day with another critique. This one is a little shorter. PLEASE PUT SOME EFFORT INTO YOUR WRITING FOR THIS BELLRINGER (there were too many 3-4 word answers yesterday! Grab some headphones and complete the WEDNESDAY DRONE VIDEO CRITIQUE- MADEIRA.

As it is too windy and cold to fly AGAIN today, we will be doing more Part 107 Review.

Please get out a piece of paper to work though some Part 107 problems. You will be submitting this piece of paper at the end of class for grading. START WITH THE 107 QUESTIONS that you stopped at last week! When a question is introduced, please try to work through the question on your own, write out your answer on your paper, doing your best to describe WHY the answer is correct.

USE YOUR AIRMAN'S MANUAL FROM YOUR DRONE DRIVE, as NEEDED.

THEN, review the answer to the question on the video. Keep going with this procedure for today's class period. THIS WILL COUNT AS OUR PART 107 STUDY DAY FOR ANOTHER 50 POINT ASSIGNMENT!

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/12
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME TODAY REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

TUE

2/18

BELLRINGER: We review another use of DRONES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. Then, we do one of our favorite things! Critique the works of others! Yay! Grab some headphones and complete the MONDAY DRONE VIDEO CRITIQUE- HAWAII.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/12
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. PLEASE SPEND TIME THIS WEEK REVIEWING THE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH THE MAVIC AIR TUTORIAL. Please incorporate the settings discussed in your work over the next few weeks.
  2. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please incorporate CINEMATIC VIDEO and the CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus. Please put this in your PROJECTS folder and call the clip 100_DOLLAR_CLIP.mp4
  3. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood. A number of you took DRONES home over the weekend. Please return these and work on this project, as needed.

WED

2/13

BELLRINGER: As it is too windy and cold to fly today, we will be doing some Part 107 Review today.

Please get out a piece of paper to work though some Part 107 problems. You will be submitting this piece of paper at the end of class for grading. START WITH THE 107 QUESTIONS ANSWERED TUTORIAL AT THE 41:30 MARK. When a question is introduced, please try to work through the question on your own, write out your answer on your paper, doing your best to describe WHY the answer is correct.

USE YOUR AIRMAN'S MANUAL FROM YOUR DRONE DRIVE, as NEEDED.

THEN, review the answer to the question on the video. Keep going with this procedure for today's class period. THIS WILL COUNT AS OUR PART 107 STUDY DAY FOR A 50 POINT ASSIGNMENT!

CALEB: You can work on the box for part of the class period, but you need to dedicate at least a full period to 107 Practice.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/12
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17

THINGS TO WORK ON:

  1. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please use our CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus.
  2. FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood.

TUE

2/11

BELLRINGER: Only three students in class today, due to PSAT Testing for Sophomores and Juniors.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17
  1. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please use our CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus.
  2. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by February 7th, 2020.

MON

2/10

BELLRINGER: We review the FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT: The Neighborhood.

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
FEBRUARY INDEPENDENT PHOTO PROJECT- The NEIGHBORHOOD. 100 points 3/6
CONTROL STICK ADJUSTED HHS 100 DOLLAR PROJECT VIDEO CLIP 25 points 2/17
  1. THIS WEEK'S VIDEOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: Please use our CONTROL STICK ADJUSTMENTS to get a 10-15 second VIDEO CLIP of the HHS CAMPUS that you can use on your upcoming 100 DOLLAR PROJECT. Please make sure that there is GENTLE TURNING of your drone in this video clip, preferably to reveal an object of interest in the HHS Campus.
  2. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by February 7th, 2020.

FRI

2/6

BELLRINGER: Please complete the JANUARY INDEPENDENT PROJECT UPDATE FORM, so that Mr. B. can grade your independent project today. Also, please work on the things that are due today- AEB Bracket Photos, January Independent Projects

WORK DAY:

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO DRONE SELFIES 50 points 1/29
ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO WITH CREDITS/MUSIC 50 points 1/31
VERTICAL PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 25 points 1/27
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: AEB BRACKETING ASSIGNMENT-TWO HIGH CONTRAST PHOTOGRAPHS. Review this article from DJI on how to shoot AEB photographs.MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN RAW MODE! Edit your photographs using this Darktable tutorial. DUE FRIDAY!
  2. Submit work for your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  3. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by February 7th, 2020.

TUE

2/4

BELLRINGER: We are going to go out flying today to get some of our OWN AEB BRACKET PHOTOGRAPHS. Please review THIS ARTICLE if you need to remember how to take AEB photographs with your drone.

WORK DAY: Go out and fly today. Get at least THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF AEB PHOTOGRAPHS. These shots should try to include SNOW, SKY and BUILDINGS/TREES for maximum contrast. When you have your shots, come back in and use our DARKTABLE techniques to create HDR photos and adjust them! This will be our AEB ASSIGNMENT from last week!

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN FLYING TODAY:

  1. Your batteries in the cold will not last long. Be prepared for this!
  2. Your optical avoidance sensors may not pick up snow very well. Be careful when you fly that you don't run into anything.
  3. Make sure that you take your AEB PHOTOS IN RAW MODE!

Your edited AEB Photos from today are due on FRIDAY. Remember, your AEB Practice Photos from yesterday are due TOMORROW!

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO DRONE SELFIES 50 points 1/29
ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO WITH CREDITS/MUSIC 50 points 1/31
VERTICAL PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 25 points 1/27
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: AEB BRACKETING ASSIGNMENT-TWO HIGH CONTRAST PHOTOGRAPHS. Review this article from DJI on how to shoot AEB photographs.MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN RAW MODE! Edit your photographs using this Darktable tutorial. DUE FRIDAY!
  2. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  3. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by February 7th, 2020.

MON

2/3

BELLRINGER: Please jump online for a little research, then complete the REVERSING THE STICKS THINKING SHEET.

Ugh! Winter! Weather is supposed to be in the 20s with snow. We probably can't fly today...

Please spend time today working on editing of .HDR Photos, using the techniques described in this Darktable tutorial. Here is are a few .HDR photos for you to practice on (You will need to RIGHT CLICK>SAVE LINK AS these to your DRONE FOLDER):

I recommend starting with the NANCY_CHURCH photograph and working on it while you watch the video. Once you have the hang of things, please adjust all three photographs to the best of your ability in Darktable. SAVE the final products as .jpegs to your PROJECT FOLDER. This will be a 30 point graded assignment, due this WEDNESDAY.

Here are some basic photo editing tutorials in Darktable, if you might find them helpful:

GRADING TODAY: ACTIVE TRACK VIDEOS.

DRONE PROJECT POINTS DEADLINE DATE
TWO DRONE SELFIES 50 points 1/29
ACTIVE TRACK VIDEO WITH CREDITS/MUSIC 50 points 1/31
VERTICAL PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 25 points 1/27
TWO AEB BRACKETED AND EDITED PHOTOS 50 points 2/7
PART 107 STUDY DAY 50 points 2/7
INDEPENDENT PROJECT COMPLETION 100 points 2/7
PRACTICE HDR ADJUSTMENT PHOTOS 30 points 2/5
  1. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPHY MINI-ASSIGNMENT: AEB BRACKETING ASSIGNMENT-TWO HIGH CONTRAST PHOTOGRAPHS. Review this article from DJI on how to shoot AEB photographs.MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS IN RAW MODE! Edit your photographs using this Darktable tutorial. DUE FRIDAY!
  2. Work on your JANUARY INDEPENDENT DRONE PROJECT.
  3. Spend at least 1-2 full class periods reviewing Part 107 Material that you need help with. Use the 120 Part 107 questions answered video tutorial. (here is the website link for these practice questions) as needed to review questions that you got incorrect or in areas that you are struggling. Please let Mr. B. know which class period you will be doing this, so that he can give you 50 points credit for your efforts! Due by January 17th, 2020.