A proper Steadicam rig that can capture smooth tracking and chase shots usually requires thousands of dollars (not including the camera) and a highly-skilled operator. As a cheaper workaround, these filmmakers used a gyro-stabilized camera drone that they held in front of them like a traditional film camera.
The approach by Brazilian production house Space Criative is unorthodox, to say the least. But the results are impressive, and guerrilla filmmaking at its finest. Assuming that what we’re seeing in this color-corrected footage was actually captured by the DJI Phantom, that is.
Another advantage to this approach, as demonstrated at the end of this video, is that the shot can change from a low-angle chase to an aerial view of the action when the