A photo of NMT crane hire on set with a Movie Bird 45 telescopic camera crane, with a western saloon set in the backdrop

Why Are Mobile Cranes Used on Film and TV Sets?

Making the transition from the storyboard to the silver screen is easier said than done. Directors, producers and a whole team of cameramen use every piece of equipment imaginable to help craft and sculpt the most memorable of scenes. Yet it is the more weathered tools which deliver the most stunning results; the mobile crane. A staple on every film set, this piece of filming equipment has been the weapon of choice for many directors over the years, but what are the functionalities which make mobile cranes so useful on film sets?

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