Following on from last weeks post about camera mounts for 5D MkII, I was sent a link for another kind of mount – a helikite. It’s a mix between a helium filled blimp and a kite, and allows the camera to make very smooth aerial shots. The clip above is probably shot using a helikite, and probably has some post production jiggery pokery in After Effects too, I just don’t know as the film makers hasn’t revealed his secrets. Yet…
What’s amazing about the DSLR evolution is all the new tech and rigs that allows photography that was previously near impossible without huge rigs. Now it can be built in a garage and packed in the back of car!
More on Helikites on this website here.
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author