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UPDATE – Drone Camera being used for The Hobbit

October 17, 2011 at 10:21 am by newsfrombree  - 

When you think of The Lord of the Rings films, you can’t help but remember the sweeping landscape shots – filmed using expert coordination of helicopters across the rugged New Zealand landscape. Well, now, thanks to some new technology, Peter Jackson is saving some fuel by dumping the helicopter and using a newly developed ‘drone’ camera setup. Called the OM-Copter, the eight-blade device allows for smooth and stable flight. Thanks to Ringer Kookie for sending us a link to Geek.com where you can learn all about this new tech! [Read More]

UPDATE We’ve received word from Peter and his crew that this story is FALSE. This equipment is not being used on the production of The Hobbit.

Posted in Crew News, Director news, Director Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, Make the Hobbit Happen, Miscellaneous, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit on October 17, 2011 by Source: UPDATE – Drone Camera being used for The Hobbit | Discuss
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3 responses to “UPDATE – Drone Camera being used for The Hobbit”

  1. Efefe says:

    thats pretty neat.

  2. Emily Hartman says:

    Oh, but will we still have crazy stories of super safety-conscious actors directing drones, instead of helicopters?

  3. Well, if they are easy to use, and less expensive, does that mean more aerial shots of Middle-Earth? I certainly hope so!

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