Residential Tuition :
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July 9, 2023 July 21, 2023
July 23, 2023 August 4, 2023
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Since their rise in popularity and easier and more affordable access by the average consumer, drones are being sold and taking to the skies in record numbers. But did you know that U.S. law now requires specific certification or documentation for anyone who wishes to fly drones? You must either obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or – for those wishing to fly drones generally just for fun – take and pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST).
Summer Springboard’s Drone Cinematography course on the campus of UCSD will combine your passion for drone flying with cinematography. Our course will ultimately provide you with the proper documentation and certification you need to be able to fly safely and legally, with your passion for photography and videography.
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The drone market is changing and growing at a rapid pace. During this program, you will gain experience with actual flight operations and maneuverability in an open field, as well as discover the impact drones are having on film. With the technical capabilities and high quality of video, drones are an excellent tool for filming and taking video. Each student will have access to their own Tello, a mini drone that makes flying fun and easy.
What started as a fun hobby is now one of the fastest growing industries. Gain hands-on drone operations experience and work with a professional drone pilot to learn skills used at large companies such as Amazon, UPS and AT&T. In fact, Amazon Amazon plans to deploy 450,000 drones by 2020! Test flights are already being conducted by Amazon in the US and in the UK. Excursions may include a drone delivery testing facility or drone research center.