Crane shots are gorgeous!
With a crane-style camera mount, you can make swooping camera movements with the grace of a soaring eagle. Believe it or not, simple cranes are not that expensive. We had one at the high school where I taught that was about ten-feet long.
It was only $150 and worked well for cool shots in the end-zone during football games. Then again, the ones used by high-budget shows cost a bundle. The one picture below runs $16,500. Of course beauties like that allow complete remote control of all camera functions and you can spin your view 360° in any direction.
TV production cranes can tower thirty feet or more, yet within seconds your viewer can be whisked down see the specks on the floor. Talk about creating a visual rush!
This picture shows a camera mounted to a crane.
If you want such magnificent shots, hire some pros. Buying a high-budget crane is probably not worth the price; you want to rent. Call local production crews in your area. Even if they don’t own one, cranes are commonly rented from a professional video equipment supply store.
Cranes can be a bit awkward to use without experience, which is another good reason to rent out a professional video crew and their equipment.
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