On the Wednesday before I left for England thanks to Matt and his radio controlled heli we shot some aerial shots for a Free Running doco that I’m editing at the moment. Its an amazing piece of equipment which has a lot of potential and unlimited camera angles. The heli rig requires two people to operate it. One person flys the heli while the other person operates the camera using a controller and goggles which has a live video signal of what the camera sees. I was fortunate enough to be operating the camera and had an awesome time doing it. Check out some sneak preview shots of what we got up to. Boom!
The epic heli rig with the 5D Mark II attached to it
The heli on set of the free running shoot
Operating the camera on the heli with the futuristic goggles
Matt the heli pilot