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Was this movie clip filmed with a drone? Amelie (2001)

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Clipper707, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Clipper707

    Mar 8, 2014
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    SF Bay Area
    Sometimes watching movies or commercials I catch scenes I'm sure were filmed by multi-rotors.

    I just came across this scene in the French movie Amelie (2001). I know nothing about camera booms used by cameramen. It looks like this had to have been filmed by a drone.

    Just a few seconds into this video, a clip starts with a waterfall and ends with Amelie skipping stones towards the camera. It's absolutely brilliant cinematography. Was this shot with a drone?

  2. RedRyderMedia

    Apr 7, 2014
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    Movie is over 15 years old....I'm guessing not filmed with a drone.
  3. noiseboy72

    Jul 13, 2014
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    Lincs, UK
    That will be a crane or jib shot. Looks like it was then digitally edited to remove the jib from the shot.

    Even now, you would use a jib for a shot like that. Drones are more used for inaccessible areas too high for a jib and too low for a helicopter.

    I watched a shoot for some opening credits, where the seemingly continual shot is actually a composite of 10M Jib, heavyweight drone - lifting a large camera, and helicopter. Took all morning to film what is 5 seconds on the program!
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