2018 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide – 50 Gift Ideas (Updated!)


With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share some drone gift ideas for drone pilots or for that drone obsessed friend or family member that you may be shopping for. Below you’ll find a wide list of drone gift ideas that work for any budget and that can work for a variety of ages. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about any of the suggestions below! Read More

2019 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Drone Deals


If you’re looking for great 2019 Black Friday and/or 2018 Cyber Monday drone deals then I got you covered!

DJI and some of my partners are running some big discounts on their products & courses which you can see down below.

Personally, I am stoked to pick up DJI’s Trello drone (currently $79) since my kids are always begging me to let them fly ;) And I am happy to . share that my very own drone course over on CreativeLive has a big discount!

Check out all the deals down below:

Mavic Air Drone
A super awesome, fast, small drone that can shoot 4K video!


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Mavic Air Drone Fly More Combo
Same as above but with a bunch of extras!


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Spark Drone Controller Combo
A great drone for those on a tight budget.

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Spark Drone Fly More Combo
Same as above but with a bunch of extras!

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Osmo Mobile 2
Need steady video? Check out this deal.

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Mavic Pro Drone Platinum
I love this drone. So much so I’m finding it hard to let go of it even though I have the newest version.

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Tello Drone
Need a drone for a child or just something fun to mess around with? This would be perfect and it’s the one I personally bought already.

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DJI Goggles Racing Edition
Great deal for those looking for looking to fly with that first-person view.

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Yuneec Typhoon H Drone

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A great drone with a great camera and it has 6 props for added peace of mind.




Samsung 64GB SD Card

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Lots of space at a great price. They also have deals on other sizes.

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R2-D2 Remote Controlled Droid  Promotional Price  $40
It doesn’t fly but it is controlled via remote ;)  Savings  $60

Drone Courses:

CreativeLive Drone Course with Dirk Dallas
This course is perfect for beginners new to the world of drones. (LIMITED TIME OFFER)

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Drone Master Class with Jay Worsley
This is a more advanced drone course perfect for those looking to take their drone game to the next level. Use code “FWID100” for $100 off the course.

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Drone Ground Pilot School – Part 107 Course

This is the course I personally used to pass the FAA’s Part 107 test to become a certified commercial drone pilot. And it’s on sale for $107 off which is lowest I’ve ever seen it go for. (Just note the $107 discount will automatically show up at check out)

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Looking for more deals or drone gift ideas? Then check out my 2018 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide which features over 50 suggestions!


Over to you…

Leave a comment down below letting me know which deal most interests you or if you have a drone deal that we should know about!

Finally, if you feel like supporting From Where I Drone I would be grateful if you considered using any of my DJI, Amazon, or Adorama links if you happen to decide on buying something. I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Thanks so much in advance for your support in this way, happy flying!

‘ANOMALY’ – A Short Film About Zero Gravity In The Land Of Ice & Fire

ANOMALY is a short film combining incredible footage from Iceland with stunning visual effects.

ANOMALY is a short film dreamed up by Jacco Kliesch who traveled to the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ in October 2017. With a concept in mind of what he wanted to create Jacco teamed up with Wildboar 3D Studio and the film below is the result.


Personal note: I was blown away when I first started seeing clips of ANOMALY on Instagram last week. I quickly learned more about the guys behind the film, Jacco Kliesch and Wildboar, and I asked them if they would be open to giving the From Where I Drone community a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created. Thankfully they said yes so be sure to scroll down to get a behind the scenes look and learn more about how this epic film was made.



How did this project come about and how long did it take to make?

Jacco Kliesch: Last year I decided to go on a trip to Iceland. I already knew I wanted to make a travel video.

So I did some research – and noticed that there were already so many cool films and drone videos about Iceland.

I wanted to create something unique though so that was the start of how I came up with the concept for ΔNOMΔLY.


Jacco’s concept presentation where he explained the basic idea, did some research about locations and showed some rough drafts of the visuals using Adobe Photoshop.

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The Drone Camera Settings You Should Use Inside the DJI Go App

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In this tutorial, I walk you through the DJI Go app drone camera settings I use and set before taking photos with my drone.

I am also going to share with you a few of the settings you should consider understanding and using inside the DJI Go app to help make capturing imagery easier and better.

Check out my video tutorial below or read all about how to do it after the jump!

I know talking settings can be pretty dry, but I think it’s really important to understand them, so you can focus on getting the best images possible, with the least amount of confusion and frustration when you are out flying.

In this drone tutorial you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • Why and how to shoot in MANUAL mode instead of AUTO
  • What is ISO and how and why do I set it?
  • How does the Exposure Value/M.M. Meter work?
  • Why use the Histogram?
  • What is the Over-Exposure Warning (zebra lines)?
  • Why use Auto Focus Continuous focus?
  • Why use the Grid Lines & Center Point?
  • What are the various DJI Go app shooting modes?
  • Why shoot in RAW and never JPEG?
  • How to set custom buttons and why?


So let’s get started!

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5 Drone Shots to Make Your Footage More Cinematic & Professional

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In this post I share with you five drone shots that will help make your drone footage look more professional and cinematic.

Not only will I share with you how to do them, I will also share the why which most videos and articles miss.

That way you can gain both a skill and some knowledge on the subject.

If you tend to put your drone up in the air, then struggle with what to do next or if you just randomly shoot around filling up your memory card with no clear goal in mind then this tutorial is for you.

Check out my video tutorial below or read all about how to do it after the jump!

In this drone tutorial you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How to make your drone shots more cinematic and engaging
  • How to make your drone shots look more professional
  • How to do the reveal drone shot and why
  • How to do the tilt reveal drone shot and why
  • How to do the top down drone shot and why
  • How to do the orbit drone shot and why
  • How to do the tilt while tracking drone shot and why
  • Plus some ideas on how to make each shot even more dynamic

I believe that mastering these moves will take your drone shots to the next level. I will also say that you can try doing these while using Intelligent Flight modes but ideally it’s best to master these manually. So let’s get started.

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