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Filming the wonders of the world

With programmes like Life on Earth and the more recent Blue planet, we’ve started to take the filming of the wonderful natural world for granted. Incredible documentaries on the BBC and National Geographic channels have also shown us the many historic and prehistoric sites around the world. We are incredibly lucky to be able to witness these miracles, but how do they reach our screens in the first place?

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These shows are the work of incredible devotion and, above all, the patience, of the many camera operators that hang around waiting for the perfect shot of rare wild animals like a snow leopard or a Kingfisher feeding. This can take weeks and weeks of work and with hours of unusable footage being shot for just a few minutes that can be used in the programme. It’s hard to imagine that in the past camera operators had to manually crank the camera for it to record. They also had to lug a considerable amount of equipment with them as well.

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Now we have Drone Filming Companies like Skypower who can reach areas that no one else can. Panoramic and aerial shots of ancient structures or even keeping pace with wild animals as they fly and run. The use of drones has totally reinvented the way in which we watch the programs and the images that we get to see. These small robots are able to get up close and personal and show us sights that previously were thought to be unfilmable.