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Aerial Imagery and Cinematography 2019

Aerial Imagery and Cinematography

Where: Smith College
Elm Street
Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed Building, Room 104
Northampton, MA
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When: Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Registration starts at 8:30am

Workshop Organizer: Jon Caris, Tracy Tien and Kate Lee, all of Smith College 

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $450
Non-Member: $900
The registration fee covers hands on training. Breaks and meals are not included, but there is a cafeteria on site where items can be purchased.

Event Overview
Aerial Imagery and Cinematography is a three-day course designed to immerse participants in aerial data mission mapping, drone avionics, aerial cinematography, and photogrammetry and image processing. The course encourages teamwork, curiosity, critical thinking, perseverance, and creativity and will best suit the motivated individual who wants to learn practical techniques for acquiring and/or analyzing aerial data. Basic computer literacy and the ability to participate in moderate physical activity for lengthy periods of time (indoors and outdoors) are recommended skills for participants enrolled in this course.  
We cover some, but not all, content found on the Knowledge exam necessary to pass for a FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.   
The course is not designed as test prep course.

Introduction to Drone Technology in Higher Education
Drone Anatomy Exercise
Drone Safety and Regulatory Considerations
Simulated Flight Exercise
Review of Popular Software Apps
Pre-Flight Checklist Team Exercise
Common Flight Patterns Exercise
Aerial Video Camera Shots Exercise
Aerial Video Exposure Exercise
Post-Flight Team Exercise
Mission Mapping
3D Mapping & Modeling
Photogrammetry Exercise

Please note - We will be working on a Windows platform.

Registration is limited to 12 seats. 



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