Mobile cranes are becoming more and more popular for use in film and TV filming. We listed what they are used for in a previous blog post, but today we’re thinking about why they are being used. Below, we’ve come up with the top benefits for using mobile cranes in filming for film and TV.
Do you remember these TV & Film Scenes? They all used a Mobile Crane!
Many of the most memorable scenes in TV and film are the ones that grip us to the screen with unbelievable stunts. What many people don’t know is that it’s usually a mobile crane that’s been used to film these awesome shots. Below, we’ve listed some of our most memorable scenes from TV & Film that used a crane:
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?
The History of Film and TV Cranes From Silent Cinema to The Modern Age
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.
3 Iconic Crane Shots From Film & TV History
Often, it is a single shot or sequence that an audience remembers a film by, but how do directors and producers make these scenes come to life? Film and TV sets are littered with cameras, lights, and cranes, all with the goal of getting that perfect shot, and here at NMT Film and TV Crane Hire, we appreciate the work that goes into capturing that moment for the big screen. Therefore, we’ve selected the three most iconic movie scenes that were shot by using a crane. Enjoy!
Legend of Tarzan film uses a variety of NMT Cranes at Leavesden Studios
NMT used a host of different cranes on the shooting of Tarzan including 100 ton, 250 ton and 400-ton all-terrain cranes as well as the versatile mobile tower cranes.
NMT Lift Hire – Alice Through The Looking Glass Ship at Longcross studios
NMT FILM AND TV CRANES were associated with the lifting of a Pirate ship for the Alice Through The Looking Glass film at Longcross Studios. A great piece of engineering by Neil Corbould Special Effects and a well-planned lift using our latest CAD systems.