Drone Film School is a free (ad-supported) resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice of aerial imaging using multi-rotor remote controlled aircraft (furthermore referred to as “drones”).  We believe that everyone has valuable experience they can contribute to the community while, at the same time, learn something new.


Lessons in the classroom provide a wide variety of information to help you build your knowledge and aerial imaging skills.  If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see covered just send us an email (steve@dronefilmschool.com) with your questions.

Honor Roll

The Honor Roll recognizes Drone Film School students who take creative risks and share their best work online.  It is a curated showcase of the best aerial imaging content that is meant to inspire students to perfect their skills.  Follow Drone Film School on these creative platforms to be considered for inclusion on the Honor Roll.

Instagram – Follow Drone Film School and tag your best photos with #DroneFilmSchool

YouTube – Subscribe to Drone Film School and include #DroneFilmSchool in your video descriptions

Vimeo – Join the Drone Film School group and submit your best videos


Students can earn Drone Film School credits based on their attendance and participation online.  Here are some of the ways you can earn credits:

  • Attendance (daily site visit)
  • Class Participation (comment on articles)
  • Complete Lessons (read articles in the classroom)
  • Teach a Lesson (write an article for the classroom)

Students with the most credits will be recognized in the classroom as the “Top Students” and may be invited to collaborate on future Drone Film School projects.


Anyone can join the faculty here at Drone Film School by contributing lessons on aerial imaging with drones.  If you’re interested in becoming a faculty member just follow the submission guidelines below and send the first lesson you’d like to see published in the classroom to Steve@DroneFilmSchool.com

  • Provides information that will help the student advance their aerial imaging skills
  • Should only cover one topic and be concise (500-1000 words)
    • More complex topics should be broken down into a series of lessons
    • Ask for topic approval before starting a complex series
  • Needs to contain at least one image and/or video to illustrate your point
  • Must be original content that has not been previously published
  • Ends with a call to action encouraging students to apply what they have learned

Faculty members who regularly contribute lessons will be recognized online and be given a special account with access to pre-release content and other behind the scenes projects.