State of the art equipment and experienced crews make Pegasus Helicopter an obvious choice for film makers and photographers - TV2, TV-Norge, 71’ North, Magic Air and Movie Bird to name a few. Sports venues, reality shows, nature programs, news coverage and festivals are some examples of events for which we can provide helicopter transport. Here, like elsewhere, no mission is too small or too big. Here are three ways (choose 1 or combine) to shoot your film or photographs from a helicopter… HANDHELD CAMERA The helicopter door is open or completely removed and the photographer is strapped into a photographer seat in front of the opening. The photographer holds the camera on his/her shoulder. This method is most often used for short, simple shoots like news or sports coverage. MOUNTED CAMERA For this kind of photo shoot the camera is either mounted on the nose of the helicopter or the side. If the camera is mounted on the nose, the photographer controls the camera remotely with the help of a monitor. If the camera is mounted on the side of the helicopter the photographer sits in a specially designed seat in front of the door opening and controls the camera from there. This method is best suited for filming cars, boats or other fast moving objects as it creates exciting images with a lot of movement. It is also ideal for panoramic shots. GYRO-STABILISED CAMERA For this kind of photo shoot the camera is usually mounted on a gyro-stabilised platform that is placed in a protective cylinder. The cylinder is then mounted on the side or underside of the helicopter while the camera is operated from inside the helicopter. This method allows the helicopter to rotate while maintaining a stable shot. It is ideal for scenes recorded from higher heights that require high zoom and maximum stability.