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6 key factors for drone video shooting

Once you're in the air with a drone, the possibilities seem limitless. Let's break down the six different key factors that influence or create your drone shot. We'll talk about how each of these factors affects the shot and what kind of feeling they can give to your viewers.

Factor 1: Height

  1. Fly low

When shooting from a low height, the viewer will feel very involved in the scene as they are used to an eye-level perspective. It also creates tension in the shot as the viewer will likely be unfamiliar with the setting and therefore feel like they are discovering it for the first time with you.

low flight
  1. Fly high

It offers a great overall perspective of your area with some artistic and surreal views. This is great for panoramas when capturing huge landscapes.

I fly high

Factor 2: Speed

  1. Fly slowly

Flying at slower speeds ensures that shots are more likely to feel epic, massive and calm.

slow flight
  1. Flying fast

Higher speeds will often result in more exciting footage and give your shots a fast-paced, fast-paced look.

fast flight
  1. Speed ​​adjustment with radio control

Try adjusting the flight speed with the remote control for more variations and speed options. Choose between C, N and S. C stands for “Cine/Cinematic” and ensures that the drone performs smooth, cinematic movements. N is the normal mode, ideal for slower, calmer flights or for beginners. S is Sport mode, which unlocks higher speeds for bolder, more exciting and fast-paced footage.

Factor 3: Direction

Direction influences audience tension and is extremely important for conveying the progression of your visual story. Direction can particularly influence the build-up or release of tension.

  1. Flying forward

If you're flying your drone forward, the shot is more likely to create tension in your visual narrative.

fly forward
  1. Flying backwards

This direction often results in the release of tension or “closure” of a scene or story.

fly backwards
  1. Flying upwards

Similar to moving forward, this shot creates tension in your story.

fly upwards
  1. Flying down

One of the best shots to release narrative tension or close your story.

fly downwards
  1. Character moving right

Subconsciously, we are hardwired to feel as if our characters are moving forward or progressing when they move from left to right on the screen.

character moving right
  1. Character moving left

Similar to the previous point, we are subconsciously predisposed to think of a character moving from right to left as regressing or moving backwards or backwards towards an origin.

character moving left

Factor 4: Distance

  1. Fly close to your subject

When we fly in close proximity to our subject, the viewer will feel more involved in the story as if they were right there with the person.

fly close
  1. Fly away from your subject

Flying further away from the subject will often give the viewer the feeling that the landscape is bigger or superior than whatever is happening with the subject. It also releases tension because the viewer has a bigger picture of what is happening.

fly far

Factor 5: Gimbal movement

  1. Move the gimbal upwards

This movement conveys the sensation that the scene is opening or that something is starting.

gimbal upwards
  1. Moving the gimbal downwards

A downward movement of the gimbal often expresses the idea that a narrative is closing or that tension is being resolved or released.

gimbal downwards

Factor 6: Zoom

  1. Zoom in on a subject

This action creates more tension as it really sharpens the focus on the subject.

zoom in
  1. Zoom out

Zooming out or away from a subject will reveal more of your surroundings and help release tension.

zoom out


While many of these movements seem simple and straightforward, it really helps to know what each one conveys to the viewers. You can mix and match, combining them with the narrative you're trying to tell to get the optimal look that expresses your visual story every time. And for a truly optimal look, try the DJI Mavic 3, which recently updated its firmware with features like MasterShots and ActiveTrack 5.0 to unlock your creative potential with these shots and many more.

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