Basic camera movements in cinematography include panning, tilting, dollying, pedestaling, and so on. In order to achieve these movements with a UAV, the operator must be familiar with several kinds of flight movement, which involves flight dynamics. They are;
- Pitch - the vertical rotation of the device to tilt the camera up or down.
- Roll - the horizontal rotation of the device in order to achieve a clockwise or counter-clockwise circular motion.
- Yaw - the sideway rotation of the device to pan the camera left or right.
- Collective / Elevation - the up and down movement of the device to pedestal or crain a shot.
- Lateral Cyclic - the side movement of the device in order to dolly sideways.
- Longitudinal Cyclic - the forwards and backwards movement of the device in order to dolly front or back.
Knowing and practicing these movements can be very helpful when it comes to achieving the cinematic feel from the air.