From Silent Cinema to The Modern Age: The History of Film and TV Cranes
The silver screen has witnessed some of the most iconic moments of history. Having lived through the wartime, silent cinema era and making its way to the Hollywood blockbuster age, film and TV has provided audiences with the perfect getaway from any drama outside of the theatre. Despite the power that cinema possesses, the knowledge and understanding of the art has escaped a large proportion of the population, particularly surrounding one of the most important components of film and TV: the crane. This brief history of the crane in cinema will tell you everything you need to know about how a director’s vision translates onto the big screen.