May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Stullick Memorial Field, Simi Valley Flyers
907 Quimisa Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93065
$75 - $150

This one-day workshop will focus on the role of camera operating and drones. This new tool, used by many productions to enhance the storytelling, opens up opportunities for camera operators, but also liability. This intensive one day hands on workshop will give operators the basics and hands on experience, taught by professional drone operators, camera operators and pilots.

** Attendees will be working in groups on cameras with a professional pilot and spotter.

Workshop Attendees will receive:
  • Workshop Manual and Handouts
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Ample hands-on time camera operating with drone pilots and spotters

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Cancellation Policy: If you register for the event, but are not able to attend, you can get your admission fee refunded by check if you alert us at least 48 hours before the event, so that we can fill your spot from the Wait List. 

Recommended Lodging for the Area:

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration, continental breakfast & coffee
9:00 am –  9:30 am Introduction & outline of the day
9:30 am – 10:00 am  This is a Drone – The Overview

  • Different types/models
  •  Joy stick / wheels
  •  Best gear for the project
  •  Payload

10:00 am – 10: 45am 

  •  On set protocol – on set roles
  •  Team/Crew interfacing
  • The role of the pilot
  • The role of the operator
  • Union / non-union
  • DP, operator & pilot – getting the shot, proper planning
  • Shot design
  • The onset Do’s and Don’t’s
  •  Insurance & legal
  • Safety on set

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:45 pm FAA regulations & rules

  • Pulling permits
  • Where and when
  • Producer know how’s

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Sponsor Introductions
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Lunch & hands-on sponsor’s gear
12:30 pm – 1:45pm Fly Group #1
1:45 pm – 3:00pm Fly Group #2
3:00 pm – 4:15pm Fly Group #3
4:15 pm – 5:30pm Fly Group #4
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Back together, review and workshop wrap!

Event Instructors

George Billinger, SOC

SOC President
Twin Peaks, Godless, Oblivion, War of the Worlds

Eric Fletcher, SOC
SOC Technical Committee Chair
Flaked, Goliath, American Horror Story, Satisfaction, Dexter

Robert Rodriguez
President, Society of Aerial Cinematography

Sponsored by Freefly Systems & RED Digital Cinema

Lunch Sponsor: CineDrones

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