Who Needs a Crane When You Can Mount a 7D on a Mini-Helicopter?
Mutiny Bike, a BMX Company based in Austin that has been shooting bike stunts videos for years now, took it to the next level when they decided to attach a Canon 7D to a mini-helicopter to shoot their new video. The camera was fixed with a wide lens to keep the focus.
About flying the helicopter director Joe Simon says:
“it’s scary to fly and has taken me 8 months of training and about 10 or so bad crashes.”
Mutiny Bikes adds that their traditional set-up to monitor the shooting is:
“a downlink with monitor and separate controller for the 3 axis camera mount…. On this shoot though I did not have a camera op so had to fly blind.
A crash could happen, you have to be willing to risk it for the shots….. But of course. You need omits of training and practice before you can even fly something of this size.”
Serious training, a 7D, a mini helicopter and here comes your production value. This might open a new door to indie filmmakers with visual ambitions and no blockbuster budget.Let’s wait and see.