Top gun flies drone at gorge

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

ONE of the most ex­cit­ing uses of dig­i­tal cin­e­matog­ra­phy is the aerial drone and last week a top gun drone pi­lot was in Monto.

Radar Kane, from Fly­ing Dragon Aerial Cin­e­matog­ra­phy, left Ni­cole Kid­man, David Wen­ham and Rooney Mara on the set of their new movie Lion to head to Monto.

Mr Kane said he had the con­tract to take the aerial shots on Ms Kid­man’s new movie be­ing made in Mel­bourne.

“We are spe­cial­ists in cin­e­matog­ra­phy from drones and this project at Ca­nia Gorge is just amaz­ing,” he said.

“The weather has been per­fect and the fish­ing has been fan­tas­tic.”

Mr Kane had been on set for four days and said the photography in the crisp clear air was hard to fault.

“I fly the drone, putting it into the right po­si­tions for the best footage and my cam­era man then has to con­trol the cam­era to

EYE IN SKY: Drones filmed the fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion. get the vi­tal pic­tures,” he said. “At the end of the day, we have been sit­ting around the camp fire just chill­ing out when the pro­duc­tion team does their work on some­thing like 200 hours of footage col­lected from all the cam­eras around the lake.”

The drone work­ing on the Aus­tralian Fish­ing Cham­pi­onships in Monto is worth $25,000 and the one used on the movie back in Mel­bourne cost $110,000 fully loaded.

“Work­ing with this equip­ment is bril­liant and the re­ac­tion time in the con­trols is ex­act,” he said.

“Crash­ing is not an op­tion.”

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