Renting a tall crane to get a high-angle shot could soon be an expense filmmakers can avoid with this Balloon Camera designed to lift a remote control stabilized camera gimbal up to 985 feet in the air.
What do you get when you combine a styrofoam box, duct tape, orange paint, a weather balloon, and 2 old Canon cameras? Apparently, images that look like they're from NASA.
Taking photos from a digital camera attached to a balloon, floating 20m in the air could get you into a lot of trouble. You could get it wrapped around a power line, for example. Or injure a low-flying bird.