Tips: aerial filming

Natural History Unit producer Jeff Wilson talks about getting the best from an aerial shoot.

Filming from the air enables the NHU to capture visually stunning perspectives on animal life.

"Once you're in the air your adrenaline will be pumping... but you still need to construct a sequence."– Jeff Wilson

Using time in a helicopter to full advantage requires thorough planning from an early stage, strict safety procedures and very good communication between the director, pilot, camera operator and any ground staff. Jeff uses sequences from the Planet Earth series as examples of successful aerial filming.