Shooting from aerial drones is getting more and more popular and now is also much more affordable. Of course professional kits still cost several thousands dollars, but you can also get a decent drone for around $500. If you want to learn a bit more on aerial cinematography, here's a pretty awesome CreativeLive class, Taking Flight with Jeff Foster. Jeff is a published author of several video production VFX books, he has also been producing and providing training for traditional and digital images, photography, illustration, motion graphics and special effects for over 20 years. In this video Jeff shares a few production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography - among others he talks about how to stabilize video, create stunning panoramic shots like the ones you will see in the footage below, etc. - in general everything you need to know to get started with aerial photography and video shooting.
Here's a bit more on the course:
"In this course, you'll learn how to capture stunning aerial shots with an impressive range of aerial gear – including; 3D Robotics multicopters, DJI multirotors, GoPros, DSLRs and more. You'll get an introduction to the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. You’ll learn essential skills for controlling a UAV flight; basic flight controls, necessary equipment for successful shooting, planning and lining up the perfect shots, flight prep and safety, waypoint navigation and more. You'll gain an understanding of the production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography – including how to stabilize video, create stunning panoramic photos, and remove lens distortion in your photos and videos."
As mentioned above the course is free, but you need to be quick (it will be $99 in four days). To participate in the free live class, follow this link.