How Helicopters Are Used to Film Action Movies

One thing that is absolutely crucial in making an action movie is movement. Filming with a helicopter give you amazing angles and points of view, plus movement that doesn't interfere with the actual stuff going on in the plot. Getting these shots is anything but simple. Camera pilot and aerial coordinator Fred North has flown around to film war, explosions, car chases, and more. Sometimes his camera-copter is a character in the movie at the same time he shoots it! Otherwise, he has to film while staying out of frame for the ground cameras. So he's just as much a stunt pilot as he is a cameraman. North explains what goes into filmmaking with a helicopter, which is as exciting to see as any movie as far as I'm concerned. I was watching this and waiting for the helicopter to collide with something at any moment, but skill wins out. -via Diggā€‹

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