Top gun flies drone at gorge
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.”