The class will discuss the process of creating aerial cinematography and integrating computer-generated elements, including shoot preproduction and planning, helicopters and drones, FAA and aircraft limitations, cameras, high-frequency and low-frequency vibrations, rolling shutter, stabilization systems, footage selects, post-shoot stabilization, 3D tracking, 3D lighting, 3D rendering, compositing, color, and finishing. The course will be illustrated by videos of actual shoots, behind-the-scenes photos, and screen captures of post-production processes. The class will also review timelines and costs.
- Learn about preproduction: planning the shoot
- Learn about production: the aerial shoot
- Learn about post production: integrating CGI
- Learn how to finish: color correction and delivery
Gaspard Giroud is a creative director and co-founder of Piranha, a creative studio based in New York City. After studying architecture at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette and getting a Master of Science degree from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation through a Fullbright scholarship, Giroud worked as a 3D artist, then visual effects supervisor for postproduction or advertising. In 2009, Giroud co-founded Piranha, a company that started as a motion graphic studio and is now an advertising agency known particularly in the world of architecture branding and visualization. Giroud is also the co-founder of November Yankee, the aerial filming division of Piranha.