Before Aerial Post-Production 101, my aerial video post-editing techniques were okay at best. Taking this course taught me how to tell a better story, how to manage my footage, how to perform color correction and how to produce a more polished product. I just completed my first demo reel that is light years better than it would have been before this course. I have also gotten paying jobs from my reel! The program material is great, but having Christian's critical eye and feedback on my project was key. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is interested in taking their aerial video editing skills to the next level.
Bert Perry, Aerial 51 Studios
Why Learn Editing?
What's the point of shooting beautiful aerial footage from a helicopter, airplane, or drone if you can't put it together into a solid compilation of shots?
Sure you can hire an editor but with many of them, even semi-professional ones, costing upwards of $250 per hour, the desire for the average film pilot to do their own editing is growing rapidly.
By purchasing this course for less than the typical price for 1 hour of hiring an editor, you will have the knowledge and skills you need to shoot and manage footage, to organize it, to build a rough cut, to add music and transitions, and to color correct your video to make the footage really pop.
Editing is an art form just as much as it is a technical capability. As with any art, one truly masters it after many hours and experiences perfecting the craft. There is always something to learn, in anything, but it especially holds true with editing. The best editors are always pushing the boundaries of their projects and they do not stop until their cuts are perfect.
Before enrolling in Aerial Post-Production 101, I hadn't taken any other online courses and wasn't sure what this course could offer that simply watching online tutorials couldn't. Thanks to the training given by Christian Tucci throughout the course, I have, however, gone from having no prior experience in editing and post-production to putting together my first reel, with which I am pretty pleased. Christian delivers the excellent course material with a clear, logical approach and is on hand to give detailed constructive feedback and advice not only on the technical aspects but also the 'art' of post-production, at which he has clearly become a master. Tutorials alone don't give you all that! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Aerial Post-Production 101 to anyone wishing to take their first steps or improve their skills in this area.
Mark Pateman, Firefly Imaging
Who will benefit from this class?
The coolest part of editing aerials is that it applies to ANY kind of video recording from aircraft. Regular motion picture or television jobs, aerial inspections and surveys, aerial tours, and even aerial thermography all require some sort of editing.
While it is true that the regular cinematography applications will require the most editing work and knowledge, nonetheless, if you are presenting a simple reel of aerial inspection footage or aerial thermography content to your client, you are going to want to know how to make it look as best as possible. And maybe even add titles to your cut. This course covers it all.
Our self-paced online course will teach you:
[Bonus] Case Studies Included
As an added bonus, you will receive full access to 4 case study lectures that dive deep into the process of editing complex projects and the team decisions and workflows that had to take place to get the final cut to where it needed to be.
This inside look into major video projects will give you the insight you need to progress your own cuts.
Since age 12, Christian has worked extensively in the aerial cinematography industry. From the beginning, Christian learned the business from his now long-time friend and mentor, Al Cerullo, of Hover-Views Unlimited, the east coast’s top aerial film pilot and aerial cinematography company. He currently owns and operates a premier aviation and filmmaking consulting firm based on Long Island, New York and is a Principal of Cinematic Aerospace.
Christian provides a variety of services in the aerial cinematography industry to a multitude of clients including aerial coordination and safety, cinematography, photography, digital imaging technician services, and post-production editing.
He brings a strong background in aerial cinematography, electronics, and video editing and his level of knowledge in closed-set aerial cinematography operations is considered advanced. Part of Christian’s work with manned helicopters involves working as part of the flight crew while on film productions. He possesses a knowledge of helicopters and safety operations that ensure the cast and crew of a production remain safe and effective while working around aircraft at an airport, heliport, or in the field.
Christian has also worked extensively within airport operations, where he is licensed to operate vehicles within the secured safety perimeter of the airfield. He understands the complexities of the commercial airport environment, and his time in the aviation world working at airports has given him a full appreciation for safety in aviation.
Cinematic Aerospace offers a large variety of standard and customized solutions for any aerial cinematography or UAS need, however, focuses mainly on Motion Picture and Television Industries in New York City. We view every job as a unique challenge that requires the utmost attention and care to ensure its success. Cinematic Aerospace’s edge is in its team of extremely experienced, intelligent, and well-connected management, artistic personnel and pilots who have been flying in New York City airspace for decades.
With over 40 years and 19,000 flight hours of experience, the Cinematic Aerospace team knows what is at stake when it comes to aircraft and film productions, and that is everybody must go home safely at the end of an exciting day filming. They learn something on every shoot and put this knowledge to work on their next shoot.
Cinematic Aerospace is a Part 107 operator based on Long Island, New York, a mere 30 minutes from New York City and serves New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts locally, but are available to travel wherever its clients need them, aircraft and all. For more information, please visit www.cinematicaerospace.com.
Cinematic Aerospace's partnership with Hover-Views Unlimited, the national leader in helicopter based aerial cinematography, allows an extension of services beyond drone based aerial cinematography to cover the aerial needs of any client.