A beginner's guide to drone filmmaking: 8-step checklist before you take your drone to the sky (Infographic).

Matt Brue, founder of Capture Film Co, holding a tiny training drone. Below he shares his 8-step checklist before he takes his drones to the sky.

Matt Brue, founder of Capture Film Co, holding a tiny training drone. Below he shares his 8-step checklist before he takes his drones to the sky.

You bought a drone. Sweet!

It's now time to head out and capture amazingly epic, jaw-dropping visuals unlike anything you—and the rest of the world—have ever seen before...right?

Not so fast.

Amazing drone shots happen out of preparedness and practice—not happenstance. 

While we can't necessarily help as it relates to practice, other than to say, practice often, we can help when it comes to preparedness.

Matt Brue, Capture Film Co founder, Academy educator, and fan of all things drone filmmaking, with over 5 years of experience as an operator himself, was kind enough to share his key 8-step checklist before he or his team takes any of their birds to the sky. 

Story & Heart's crazy talented designer, Brody Lowe, turned Matt's tips into a beautiful infographic for you to peruse, print, share, and pin.

8-step checklist before you take your drone to the sky. Featuring Capture Film Co.

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Before you take your drone to the sky, do you have a physical or mental checklist you go through? Share it in the discussion below.