How To: Replacing the Sky in Your Drone Footage - An After Effects Tutorial

 Raw Footage Shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Raw Footage Shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Hey everyone! This is my first foray into making a tutorial. It's a quick one on how to replace the sky in your drone footage, however, this technique is not limited to drone video. It works with just about any kind of footage you may have.

 Final Composite Image with Replaced Sky

Final Composite Image with Replaced Sky

In the tutorial I go through some quick color correction and color grading, and spend some more time showing you how to use masks, motion tracking and parenting layers to acheive a sky replacement that follows the camera movement of your shot.

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The example I used in the tutoral was from a TV commercial for Wittmeier Auto Center, a business located here in Chico, California. Check out the original commercial below.