Drone Tutorial Series – Inspire

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  1. Topics Explained from Pilot’s, Gimbal Operator’s and Safety Officer’s perspectives.
  2. Featuring DJI Inspire
  3. 21 topics/subjects (Click to view tutorial list)
  4. 136 video tutorials
  5. 4 hours of HD tutorials
  6. Register up to 2 devices (PC/Mac or Mobile Devices) per account.

Topics Included:

  1. Introduction to Aerial Cinematography
  2. Team Members Roles
  3. Best Practices for Pre-pro
  4. Regulations and Safety Rules
  5. Ship Overview – Inspire
  6. Software Overview
  7. How to Charge LiPos
  8. Fail Safe Options
  9. Gear That VidMuze Uses
  10. General Overview of X3
  11. Monitors vs. Goggles
  12. Camera Settings Part 1, ISO, FPS, Shutter Speed & Data Rate
  13. Camera Settings Part 2, ND filters, Polarizer and Lenses
  14. Advanced Camera Settings for Image Manipulation
  15. Cinematic Camera Movement 1 – The Art of Flying
  16. Cinematic Camera Movement 2 – Advanced
  17. Working with the Director and or DP – Gimbal Op is the buffer
  18. Assessing the Location – When on set
  19. Public Relations
  20. Caring For Gear
  21. Assisting the Pilot and Spotting

Tutorial Samples:

1) Inspire Drone Overview

2) Lighting

3) Focuses of Spotting

We have over 15 years in the feature film industry and we’ve learned a wealth of knowledge over the years. We’ve tested a whole array of film gear.

We’re never interested in film tools that can get the job done… but film tools that get the job done to the fullest.

The purpose of our training tutorial series is to prepare aerial cinematographers for the real and professional world. This series shows and teaches what gear we use, along with the “art of cinematography” techniques we have developed over the years.

Safety rules and regulations are our first priority in the aerial cinema industry. Many folks who fly don’t really seem to understand the risks and liabilities they are fully responsible for. We show and explain what techniques to follow through our safety rules and explain how to minimize the risks of crashes and other disasters.

This tutorial series will show you a lot of the technicalities behind aerial cinema. The purpose of this series is not to teach you how to fly. Our series focuses on how to combine the aerial and cinema industries together.

The DJI Inspire is featured throughout this tutorial series. We then show some techniques and features of the Freefly System Alta preparing viewers when upgrading to a heavy lifter drone.

We have our entire aerial cinematography team teach this training series.

Mike Gentilini, Jr. is our pilot and will handle all of the pilot aspects. Mike has been flying RC aircraft for over 12 years and comes from a filmmaking background.

James Suttles is our gimbal operator and has been directing and shooting films for over 15 years. James also teaches digital cinema at UNCSA.

Ryan Atkins is our right hand man, a.k.a. Safety Officer. Ryan has been working with VidMuze since day 1 and has a bachelors degree in broadcast media. Ryan provides training from a safety officer’s stand point.

To see our work in action, feel free to check out our website at

Check out our demo reel below.

Topics Included:

1. Introduction to Aerial Cinematography
2. Team Members’ Roles
A. Pre-Flight Checklist
B. Checking Batteries
C. Charging Batteries
D. Gimbal Operator
E. Safety Officer
3. Best Practices for Preparation
A. Preproduction
4. Regulations and Safety Rules
A. Safety First
B. Pilot in Command
C. Pre-Production
D. Flight Restrictions
E. Helpful Phone Apps
F. Company Rules
G. Scouting
H. Backup Day
I. Safety Meeting
J. Location Safety
K. All Eyes on Deck
L. Organized Team
M. Mind Your Surroundings
N. Recording Documents
5. Ship Overview – Inspire
A. Component Overview 1
B. Component Overview 2
C. Component Overview 3
6. Software Overview
A. When to and When Not to Use Automation Features
B. Basic Settings in DJI Software
C. Understanding Gains and Tuning
D. Radio Stick modes
E. Sharing the X3 camera for FPV
F. Custom Buttons, IOC, Returning Home (RTH)
G. What Comes After the Inspire?
7. Charging LiPos
A. LiPo Overview
B. Voltage & Storage Mode:
C. Storing LiPos
D. What Charger to Use
E. How to Charge a LiPo
F. Understanding Paraboards
G. Chargers with AC & DC Power
H. Fast or Slow Balance Charging
I. The Don’ts on Paraboards
J. Redundancy
K. Utilizing LiPos
L. Battery Charge Indicators
M. Battery Logging
N. Voltage Alarms & Meters
O. Fire Safety
P. Traveling with LiPos
Q. DJI Inspire Batteries
8. Failsafes
A. Intro to Failsafes
B. Distance Limiter Failsafe
C. Radio Signal Loss Failsafe
D. Battery Voltage Failsafe
E. Ship Activation Failsafe
F. Developing Your Own Failsafes
9. Gear That VidMuze Uses
A. Ships We Use
B. Gimbals We Use
C. Batteries We Use
D. Charger We Use
E. FPV System We Use
F. Radios We Use
G. HD Downlinking System We Use
H. HD Monitor We Use
I. Radio Trays We Use
J. Follow Focus We Use
K. Choose Your Own Gear
10. General Overview of X3
A. X3 & X5 Camera Systems
B. X3 Camera Settings
C. X3 Gimbal Settings
D. What Comes After the Inspire
11. Monitors vs. Goggles
A. Comparing the Systems
12. Camera Settings Part #1
A. The Importance of Cinematography
B. Resolution
C. A Note About the DJI X5R
D. Data Rate
E. Codecs
F. Selecting the Right Camera
G. Intro to Camera Settings
I. Shutter Speed
J. Framerate
K. Aperture
13. Camera Settings Part #2
A. Using Lenses & Filters
B. ND Filters
C. Polarizing Filters
D. Other Filters
E. Lens Options for Various Systems
F. Choosing the Right Lens for the Project
G. Becoming an Aerial Cinematographer
14. Advanced Camera Settings for Image Manipulation
A. Applied Camera Settings
B. Using Depth of Field
C. Color Profiles, RAW & LUTs
D. Using Shutter Speed
E. Using Camera Settings Artistically
15. Cinematic Camera Movement #1 – The Art of Flying
A. The Art of Flying
B. Lighting
C. Lens Choice
D. Composition
E. Camera & Ship Blocking
F. Execution of Shots
G. Improvement Through Practice
16. Cinematic Camera Movement #2 – Advanced
A. Foundations of Cinematic Aerials
B. Lighting
C. Lens Choice
D. Ship Blocking & Camera Movement
17. Working with the Director and or DP – Gimbal Op is the buffer
A. The Chain of Communication
B. Reviewing the Shot List
C. Communication is Key
18. Assessing the Location – When on set
A. Scouting
B. Shooting in Public
C. Assessing the Airspace
D. Being a Second Set of Eyes
19. Public Relations
A. Public Relations
B. Running Interference
C. Answering Questions
D. Reflecting a Positive Image
20. Caring For Gear
A. Caring for the Ship
B. On-Location Transport
C. Caring for the Gimbal
D. Caring for Batteries
E. Keeping Gear Cool
F. General Care
G. Babysitting
21. Assisting the Pilot and Spotting
A. Assisting the Team
B. Communicating With the Pilot
C. Communication of Spotting
D. Focuses of Spotting
E. Working With Talent


1 review for Drone Tutorial Series – Inspire

  1. David (verified owner)

    Really great content here! Thanks guys!

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