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NMT TV and Film: The Best Camera Cranes to Use For Film

 

 

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The Best Camera Cranes to Use For Film

Achieving good quality results in filming requires more than just a high-tech camera. The skills and techniques that are used to work these cameras are also just as important. This is why it’s crucial to understand the variety of equipment out there and what would be most beneficial for you to use in order to perfect your camera skills.

Before making an investment, that would be right for your film-making needs, take a look at NMT TV and Films’ top cameras to ensure you can make a solid decision you feel confident in.

The Difference Between Crane Camera and Jibs

Camera cranes and jibs are used as mechanical arms to be able to achieve optimum angles from height when filming. This allows room to be able to provide complete control over filming, whilst diminishing shaking and having overall control without disruption.

Camera jibs are known for their ability to be able to capture 360 degrees while allowing smoother panning lifting and works vertically as well as horizontally.

The main difference between the two is that the ‘crane’ is considered as the arm and the ‘jib’ is considered as the actual crane in the film industry.

Within professional settings and movie studios, jibs are often seen smaller than traditional camera cranes, allowing for more flexible movement without disturbing the process or causing a low-quality output.

Top Camera Cranes and Jibs

-Papaler VM-301A

This VM series of the mini jib crane adopts high strength aluminium stamp-forming process, which is light-weight and high-strength. It is beyond the basic shooting limits and allows for all position shooting by rotating the crane arm, so you won’t miss an important moment. The simple structure makes the set-up quick and easy to do and is especially designed for small to medium-sized film studios. This jib also includes:
A multi-functional head design for photos and video-shoots
360 degrees panoramic shooting

-Kessler Pocket Jib Traveller

The Kessler Pocket Jib Traveller is completely self-compacted and does not need to be taken apart (unlike other similar-sized jibs) It features drag control and can lock, as well as a centre-mounted camera, which make it easier and more stable to operate. This jib traveller boasts the highest weight capacity of similar-sized jibs by handling rigs up to 10lbs.

-Benro MoveUp20 Jib

The Benro MoveUp20 is a compact jib that can hold up to 20kg (44lbs) and is easy to assemble as well as operate. This lightweight jib allows you to achieve cinematic movements without breaking the bank. This comes with a custom rolling grip case with a foam insert that makes this job for any location.

Contact

For more information on the different cranes and jobs available, or you’re interested in the other services we provide here at NMT Crane Hire, please fill out an online enquiry form, or give us a call on 01753 785351

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Preventing Hazards In Crane Hire Safety – NMT Crane Hire

 

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Preventing Hazards in Crane Safety

Before hiring out a crane for a construction project, the first thing you will need to consider is crane safety. The versatility of options can be confusing and intimidating to new beginners, and it is important you understand and that you are equipped for the work ahead.

Health and safety is the most important regulation within crane safety when considering hiring a crane. Preventing hazards in crane hire is what NMT as a company strive for and a policy we take seriously. The laws around crane operations declare that all lifting operations must be thoroughly planned by a qualified and competent person; carried out in a safe manner and supervised throughout the operation.

Common Accidents

The most common cranes used for construction work tends to be ‘mobile’ and ‘tower’ cranes. They are both used broadly, not just in our company but everywhere in the UK. The two most common accidents in crane hire tend to be the following elementary hazards; falling of the load and collapsing of the crane.

Both accidents can result in major injury, or death in some cases, and should not be taken lightly. Other common cases have involved the collision of cranes and people being impacted by moving loads. It is a requirement that you should be preventing hazards in crane hire and practising crane safety at all costs before carrying out any work.

The planning that goes behind any crane hire operation is essential and will help map out the rest of the job. This includes on-site prep and will need to state possible risks identified.

Key components to consider

As a broad overview, preventing hazards in crane hire will demand the following before being carried out; Planning and prep; selection of work equipment; safe and trusting arrangements; supervision and examination- Following these steps will ensure hazards are prevented and you can safely undertake hiring a crane efficiently and effectively.

Contact

Why not speak to one of our experts today at NMT Crane Hire to receive some professional advice to guide you in the right direction. We are on hand and available to answer any questions you may have. Fill in one of our online enquiry forms, or call 0800 026 6985 today for more information.

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How Crane Hire Can Benefit Filming Techniques

How crane hire can benefit filming techniques

The Evolution Of Filming Techniques

Looking back into the evolution of cinematic history, the focus on getting the optimum shots and perfect pictures have come a long way since the very first crane was used in the history of film. We are going to explore the past and the progression of how cranes have helped develop and establish filming techniques, and how this industry continues to grow with the help and breakthrough of evolving technology.

The very first crane for cinematic production was introduced back in 1916. This was the beginning of film directors visions being made into a literal matter in a visual and realistic measure. The purpose of the first cranes being introduced into film was to create direction through open space and film to be shot from key angles. The end goal of this being to create suspense, and an atmospheric setting to the viewer.

Progression Of The Crane

Following through to the early 1920’s the adaptation of the crane had since expanded to aid filming techniques in the visual production of the motion picture. The cranes used were towering and weighed over 28 tons. Carrying both the camera and crane operator. It wasn’t until the 1950s when crane development had progressed any further. Leonard Chapman, a founder, inventor and businessman had advanced ideas of crane technology. He had developed a crane that could manoeuvre independently, sustained by gasoline engines which enabled them to move freely to the location. This was a breakthrough in the progress of motion picture and helped benefit filming techniques as this no longer meant that cranes were restricted to a confined stage space- they could now travel methodically with the production and shoot wherever.

Following on from this initial development of filming techniques, the film industry has evolved massively, as has the technology and equipment used. Crane hire is still extensive and has been involved in producing huge movies over the past decade. It is essential for filmmakers to keep producing and elaborating their work. With this, the need for crane hire to help expand the director’s ideas is a crucial component within a film. The development of cameras and different cranes have resulted in lighter more efficient and cost-effective cranes that NMT crane hire have available to offer to our customers.

Constant need

There is now a large variety in the type of crane needed for a film- accustomed to your every need. Some of the different cranes we offer here at NMT film and tv consist mostly of mobile and jib arm cranes, these differ in size and are most effective when shooting for films. Although there has been so much progress with camera and camera drones, since the birth of Hollywood film productions, the need for crane hire to help filming techniques has not died down. The requirement of cranes has catered a continued history in film production, benefitting filming techniques and continuing to do so.

Contact

If you are interested in hiring out one of our cranes for a film or TV production, please give us a call today on 01753-785351 or fill in an enquiry online form and we will get back to you regarding any questions. /p>This image displays a black and white scene of large cranes being used to prop and angle cameras for filming

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Crane Operator Tips For Working In Bad Weather Conditions

 

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Crane Operator Tips For Working In Bad Weather Conditions

Working with large and heavy machinery in itself can be a dangerous job and a hazard to your safety. When you are working from height and operating powerful cranes and other dangerous equipment, safety measures must be taken seriously. Your training and experience can help to prevent accidents occurring, however, you can never predict how bad the weather can get when you are operating this machinery. Without the correct preparation, a bad turn in the weather could damage your equipment and possibly put yourself and others in danger. This post will advise you on the precautions and give the best crane operator tips coming from the professionals here at NMT TV and Film crane hire. Explaining the dangers that you should be made aware of and what to do if you are stuck in this situation.

Lightning

Operating cranes and other heavy machinery in unpleasant weather conditions can not only put your equipment at risk of damage but can put yourself and others in great danger of injury or fatality.

The nature of working with high tower cranes means that there is a higher risk of being struck by lightning. This is one of the most dangerous weather conditions. One of our main crane operator tips would advise checking the weather of the area before operating any lift, in case you get caught in any surprise inclement weather. If you happen to get caught in bad weather mid-operation, we suggest you lower the crane as much as you can before turning off the power. We would also advise sheltering yourself and other workers as far away as possible from the machinery. Before operating any crane equipment after a thunderstorm, you need to thoroughly inspect the machinery in case of any damage made.

Windy Conditions

Extreme wind is another inconvenience. Wind can be very dangerous to the equipment and driver as it causes the machinery to swing, this gives the driver a lack of control and can even cause the load to fall if the winds are strong enough. It’s important to remember that wind speed is much greater the higher up you are. Another one of our main crane operator tips would be to use the recommendation of the maximum wind speed for the crane and anemometer to test whether it’s safe enough or postpone the lift until the winds have calmed down so you can continue to work safely and effectively.

Rain and Fog

Rain and particularly fog can be very dangerous weather conditions. to work in as they affect visibility. Heavy rain can cause the construction site to become slippery and hazardous to workers on the ground. Additionally, rain can cause issues with the machinery if moisture becomes trapped inside. This can cause problems with the clutch and brakes of the machine, which becomes problematic for future use. After heavy rainfall, the equipment should be inspected before being approved to work with again.

Conclusion

We hope that you have found this guide useful and informative. It is important to know the crane operator tips for yourself and your team, to make sure that you are working safely at all times and using them as a regular routine within your work.

Contact

For more information or any enquiries regarding the services we provide here at NMT Crane Hire, please contact us by filling out an online form or call us on 01753 785351 today.

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How Crane Hire Can Benefit Filming Techniques

This image displays a black and white scene of large cranes being used to prop and angle cameras for filming

 

 

 

 

The Evolution Of Filming Techniques

Looking back into the evolution of cinematic history, the focus on getting the optimum shots and perfect pictures have come a long way since the very first crane was used in the history of film. We are going to explore the past and the progression of how cranes have helped develop and establish filming techniques, and how this industry continues to grow with the help and breakthrough of evolving technology.

The very first crane for cinematic production was introduced back in 1916. This was the beginning of film directors visions being made into a literal matter in a visual and realistic measure. The purpose of the first

cranes being introduced into film was to create direction through open space and film to be shot from key angles. The end goal of this being to create suspense, and an atmospheric setting to the viewer.

Progression Of The Crane

Following through to the early 1920’s the adaptation of the crane had since expanded to aid filming techniques in the visual production of the motion picture. The cranes used were towering and weighed over 28 tons. Carrying both the camera and crane operator. It wasn’t until the 1950s when crane development had progressed any further. Leonard Chapman, a founder, inventor and businessman had advanced ideas of crane technology. He had developed a crane that could manoeuvre independently, sustained by gasoline engines which enabled them to move freely to the location. This was a breakthrough in the progress of motion picture and this helped benefit filming techniques as this no longer meant that cranes were restricted to a confined stage space- they could now travel methodically with the production and shot wherever.

Following on from this initial development of filming techniques, the film industry has evolved massively, as has the technology and equipment used. Crane hire is still extensive and has been involved in producing huge movies over the past decade. It is essential for filmmakers to keep producing and elaborating their work. With this, the need for crane hire to help expand the director’s ideas is a crucial component within a film. The development of cameras and different cranes have resulted in lighter, more efficient and cost-effective cranes that NMT Film & TV Crane Hire have available to offer to our customers.

Constant need

There is now a large variety in the type of crane needed for a film- accustomed to your every need. Some of the different cranes we offer here at NMT Film & TV Crane Hire consist mostly of mobile and jib arm cranes, these differ in size and are most effective when shooting for films. Although there has been so 

 

much progress with camera and camera drones, since the birth of Hollywood film productions, the need for crane hire to help filming techniques has not died down. The requirement of cranes has catered a continued history in film production, benefitting filming techniques and continuing to do so.

Contact

If you are interested in hiring out one of our cranes for a film or TV production, please give us a call today on 01753-785351 or fill in an enquiry online form and we will get back to you regarding any questions. /p>

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Promoting Crane Safety – NMT Crane Hire

Promoting Crane Safety- NMT Crane Hire

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First Impressions

Before hiring out a crane for a construction project, the first thing you will need to consider is crane safety. The versatility of options can be confusing and intimidating to new beginners, and it is important you understand and that you are equipped for the work ahead.

Health and safety is the most important regulation within crane safety when considering hiring a crane. Preventing hazards in crane hire is what NMT as a company strive for and a policy we take seriously. The laws around crane operations declare that all lifting operations must be thoroughly planned by a qualified and competent person; carried out in a safe manner and supervised throughout the operation.

Common Accidents

The most common cranes used for construction workers tend to be ‘mobile’ and ‘tower’ cranes. They are both used broadly, not just in our company but everywhere in the UK. The two most common accidents in crane hire tend to be the following elementary hazards; falling of the load and collapsing of the crane.

Both accidents can result in major injury, or death in some cases, and should not be taken lightly. Other common cases have involved the collision of cranes and people being impacted by moving loads. It is a requirement that you should be preventing hazards in crane hire and practising crane safety at all costs before carrying out any work.

The planning that goes behind any crane hire operation is essential and will help map out the rest of the job. This includes on-site prep and will need to state possible risks identified.

Key components to consider

As a broad overview, preventing hazards in crane hire will demand the following before being carried out; Planning and prep; selection of work equipment; safe and trusting arrangements; supervision and examination- Following these steps will ensure hazards are prevented and you can safely undertake to hire a crane efficiently and effectively.

Contact

Why not speak to one of our experts today at NMT Crane Hire to receive some professional advice to guide you in the right direction. We are on hand and available to answer any questions you may have. Fill in one of our enquiry forms, or call 0800 026 6985 today for more information.

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How Can You Become a Crane Operator?

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How Can You Become a Crane Operator

Becoming a crane operator can be an exciting career choice, especially if you land a job in the film & TV crane industry. It may seem like an easy job, but a lot of hard work has to go into it and you must have the right skills and traits to be suitable for the job. Below, we’ve listed the steps you need to take and what skills and traits you need in order to become a crane operator.

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Crane Safety in Film and TV: What Do You Need to Know?

Crane Safety

Crane Safety in Film and TV: What Do You Need to Know

The use of mobile cranes in film and TV can be really useful; they’re great for getting those difficult height shots and can also help with shooting stunt scenes. However, they do come with some safety risks and there are rules that should be followed when using them. Below, we’ve shared our top crane safety tips for using cranes in film or TV.

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