July 26, 2011

Cool DIY aerial filmmaking

I’ll say it again: I’m oddly thankful that incredible technology like this didn’t exist when I was a kid, as otherwise I’d have lost my entire adolescence to it. First, here’s what happened when filmmaker Joe Simon mounted a Canon 7D to an RC helicopter:


If you prefer more the rock-n-roll grunge tip, check out the work of 19-year-old Jeremiah Warren and his rocket-mounted spy cam:


Previously: DSLR video + RC helicopter = awesome

Posted by John Nack at 8:08 AM on July 26, 2011


  • Steven — 10:19 AM on July 26, 2011

    That is really cool. If you like this sort of thing, be sure to check out what we do over at http://www.pixairpro.com.

  • J. Peterson — 1:09 PM on July 26, 2011

    …as otherwise I’d have lost my entire adolescence to it.

    It happens. My son routinely takes over the entire living room with a green screen.

    [Two words: Rad dad. :-) –J.]

  • Ken — 2:17 PM on July 26, 2011

    Love the video.

    Do you know who I can contact about buying the kind of helicopter to mount my camera on, D300s or where to start?

    Ken in KY

    [Good question, Ken, but I’m afraid I have no idea. Perhaps someone will chime in with a suggestion. –J.]

  • Zack Jones — 12:57 PM on July 27, 2011

    John/Ken – Check out the web site http://www.rcgroups.com. There’s an aerial photography section there where every kind of mounting a camera to an RC plane/helicopter/quadcopter/etc is discussed. You can sink a TON of money into it.

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