Drone operation can be categorized into three different kinds for each purpose. One is the aerial filming which our company practices, another one is as a sport to compete the speed or the acrobatic maneuvering, and the last one is for the use of inspection at disaster scene or construction site. In terms of operating Drone, the aerial filming is much more related to the cinematography in movie than the radio-controlled helicopter in the speed race. This means it does not matter how great at controlling a radio-controlled helicopter to be a good aerial cinematographer operating Drone. Elephant Production is certainly focused on the cinematography to capture the best shot as possible, and we make a difference on the picture. The proficient slow-speed maneuvering of Drone creates the image of feeling like floating in the big skies, and gives a strong impression to the audience.
Our Drone specialists are based in America, but our Drone filming service is open to the world. To date, we have been shot mostly the resources for sightseeing and tourism, but more recently we get the subject like a big cruiser or a yacht and the site like a sport stadium, a factory, a hotel, or a mansion. Depending on the country or the state, the regulation and rules for Drone differ. Many countries prohibit the Drone flying around the airport area. In Japan, it's strictly prohibited most area of cities. In America, there is the regulation for Drone in the national parks. Even the carry-on drone is on the license system or the aerial filming itself is prohibited in some other countries. The new technology and instrument always require the new rules. It is subject to change, but we keeps ourself updated for the newest information to practice our Drone productions.
Elephant Production is having the Drone classes regularly. Basic maneuvering study of Take-off and Landing, Elevation, Demotion, Turning and Circulating, Moving Forth and Back, and etc. In the Advance classes, the students try to shoot the aerial image and video. Every class has 1 instructor for only 1 to 4 students. Meeting up in the city of Los Angeles, then move to the locations of scenic places with secure space for Drone flight. The students are welcome to bring in their own Drone with equipments and accessories, but the AMA and FAA permits are required to fly. (We do not allow to fly a Drone without the permit). Our Drones are all permitted and able for the rental. The class hours is from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. including the commuting/transferring time and the lunch break.
|Beginner's Class（6 hours）||$195|
|Intermediate Class（6 hours）||$225|
|Advance Class（6 hours）||$265|
We offer the special 3 days intensive course.
It is all included that the Drone class, the Video Editing class, accommodation fee, meal, and transportation fee, but not the rental fee of Drone.
We offer 2 types of Drone for rental.
The price is not including the expendables like SD card. The video footage that the customer shoots is to be transferred as the data to have.
The rental Drone comes with 1 battery, but extra batteries are available to rent.