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

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.