Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Ever have one of those days?

I was just reading an article in MAKE magazine (cool as hell, thanks stark0228!) on aerial photography using kites, and I carried this to the idea of using a camcorder instead of a still camera, and using helium balloons instead of a kite. Tethered and controlled, this would make for some amazing really expensive looking crane/helicopter shots.

Then I found out this was actually one of the ways that early Hollywood did those crane/helicopter shots. Bigger scale: think hot-air balloon, but the idea is the same.

Of course, now I want to make a lightweight camera head that uses R/C servos for control...

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    Huh. Apparently I am not Sparta.

  • Hell.

    That sucked.

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