Tips: minicam filming
Rowan Musgrave of the BBC Natural History Unit offers insights into using minicams to film animals.
Minicams are used by the NHU where it would be dangerous to put a camera operator or where a human presence would scare the animal away.
"They are a unique tool for making television." – Rowan Musgrave
There is a wide variety of options available when using minicams and considerations range from the picture quality you want to the level of remote control and mobility you will need. Rowan uses examples from the NHU's Spy series to demonstrate the range of possibilities.