These days we have got a secret weapon. Last week we made a few modifications to our remote control camera crane so that it can shoot from a position above and looking back in. Necessary for the location in the picture.
Here you can see it (parked - between takes) on the ledge above a very famous route in Scotland. The footage we are getting is truly amazing.
The only downside of course is the amount of effort to get 25kg of crane + 25kg of counter=weights + camera, viewfinder, wiring and gizmos up to such an innacessable spot. A lot of hauling and a lot of curious onlookers wondering what on earth we were doing up there.
Also a lot of paranoia about dropping nuts and bolts as we assemble the crane on the tiny ledge. Drop anything and it's a 35m abseil then jumar to pick it up. Connect anything up incorrectly and several thousand pounds worth of camera plummets groundwards. Insurance? No chance.