Get killer footage from an FPV drone

Ellis Van Jason using a drone
(Image credit: Ellis Van Jason)

In recent years Ellis Van Jason has made a name for himself in the niche world of FPV drone cinematography. Mounted to his custom-built drone is a de-cased Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K Pro camera, which allows him to shoot footage with a quality that goes way beyond what we are used to seeing from the best FPV drones.

Ellis's breathtaking videos may make the whole process look effortless, but a lot of work goes into each shot, even if it lasts for just a few seconds on the final video. Having studied Mechanical engineering, Ellis Van Jason approaches the practical side of filmmaking a little differently from his contemporaries. 

Drone pilot Ellis Van Jason shared behind the scenes advice
Ellis Van Jason

Ellis Van Jason is a professional drone pilot and engineer, videographer and FPV flyer for cinema, commercial and documentary projects. In the Cinematic FPV Masterclass available on his website, he shares over 7 hours of lessons and tutorials, editing tips and the secrets behind his Instagram Reels. To see where Ellis is flying next, follow @ellisvanjason on Instagram or YouTube.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.