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Drone Videography Certificate Intensive

This two-day certificate intensive is designed to give you the knowledge and practical experience necessary to capture professional-quality aerial video with a DJI-brand drone.


Program Description

Dramatically enhance your video productions with beautiful aerial video! In this two-day intensive, you’ll learn how to fly a drone, learn how to get the very best results and have plenty of time to practice with guidance from our expert instructor who shoots over 200 projects every year!

Drones are everywhere these days and the technology is very advanced! As a result, cinematographers need the knowledge and skills to shoot professional looking drone video in order to stay competitive.

This is a great way to learn how to shoot professional drone video in just two days rather than struggling to learn on your own and damaging your equipment as you make avoidable mistakes. Gaining a solid understanding of flying basics and learning piloting best practices will ensure that you capture the caliber of footage that you need for your productions.

When done right, you’ll be amazed at the shots you can capture that were previously reserved just for big budget Hollywood films! Please keep in mind that the certificate you receive from Boulder Digital Arts at the end of the class is a "Certificate of Completion" from Boulder Digital Arts and not any kind of FAA certification.


Who Should Take This Class

This class is designed for beginners with some video production experience who want to learn how to fly a drone to capture incredible aerial video from an expert. However, even experienced drone operators will gain valuable insights and tips!



The class will focus on DJI brand quadcopters (Phantom and Inspire mostly) since they are, by a large margin, the market leaders in video drones so it’s the tool you’re most likely to be using in a professional video setting. Also, by having all the students using similar drones, we can ensure that everyone is learning at the required pace and nobody is distracted by the subtle differences between the various drones. However, even though the class is focused on capturing professional-level video with a DJI quadcopter, the information and techniques you’ll learn apply to all brands of quadcopters.


If you’d like to participate in the hands-on portions of the class, you’ll need to bring:

Your own DJI drone, batteries and charger

Your own iPad, Tablet, or Smart Phone & charger

Downloaded and install the DGI Go App

If you don't own a drone, they can be rented from several vendors including the following:


Special BDA Discounts on New Drone Purchases From Local Vendor!

If you're considering purchasing a drone, BDA has arranged for BDA students to obtain a special discount at Multicopter Warehouse on any purchase of a DJI quadcopter. Students can use the discount code "BDADRONE16" for a 7% discount off their already competitive prices!

Please note: BDA and the instructor are not responsible for ANY damage caused by the instructor, staff, students, location, or others.


Presented by Tyler Brennan

Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th, 9am-5pm

$479 non-members, $449 BDA members


Remember, you must sign up via the BDA website to fully register for this course! 

Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th