CCOG for MM 224 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MM 224
Course Title:
Drone Videography
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Course Description

Offers opportunities to develop skills in drone photography and video recording for creative & client goals. Reviews basic drone operations. Introduces the drone industry, the regulatory environment, and commercial licensing. Recommended: Beginning-level drone flying experience. Audit available. Prerequisites: MM 235.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Film drone video to create or support storytelling in narrative, documentary, or promotional projects.
  • Edit drone video to create portfolio materials.
  • Plan flight operations for UAS video recording following local, state and U.S. laws and FAA regulations, managing privacy and risks to persons and property.
  • Describe emerging uses of drones in creative applications .

Course Activities and Design

  • Develop skills in flying drones safely and consistently
  • Develop video capture skills, focusing on conventional videography applications & methods
  • Create a remote pilot’s logbook and document all drone flights
  • Complete a drone video portfolio
  • Describe the drone industry and name the various sectors and opportunities
  • Describe influence of drones on sectors, economies and culture
  • View drone video as data subject to computational evaluation.
  • Safely and lawfully operate a drone
  • Ethics, accessibility, and equity in documentary storytelling
  • Describe the process for acquisition of a commercial license
  • Generate drone video for purpose of entertainment, storytelling, and/or data collection

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be based upon a combination of in-class work, reflections, examinations, and skills demonstrated in assigned projects. Determination of problem-solving skills, and communication skills may also be included.