Joined: Aug 2005
Its weird to think how often drones seem to be used now in tv and film productions to capture aerial photography to the point it seems to be common place and in such a short span of time.
I recently watched again a couple of favorite movies of mine, The Firm and Thunderheart. I found in each film an aerial scene where the helicopter shooting the film can be seen. During the scene in The Firm when Tom Cruise's character is biding his time hanging out at the Memphis museum where the sky tram and walk way is(when the two thugs try to track and chase him down), when "Mitch" is in the sky tram there's an aerial shot coming up onto him in the moving tram. You can see a reflection of the camera helicopter reflecting off the tram.
In Thunderheart, there's a random nap of the earth type of aerial shot flying over the desert. For a short moment, you can see the helicopter's rotor blade appear onscreen at the very top.
I guess they are not bloopers but I thought they were interesting as I've lately wondered how often are helicopters used anymore for primary aerial photography that drones may be more and more used for now.
I liked how the gal's friend helped her out in that first clip. They just keep moving and don't make a big deal of it.