ITV’s “Love your Garden” show with Alan Titchmarsh transforming a deserving family’s back garden into a place of sanctuary and peace is the best place to prove the versatility of the Polecam and the FS7 combination.
No other camera crane or drone could work with the same precision in such confined spaces. A recent show in the North of England found one of the few operators based up there with the responsibility of capturing the end results after all the building work was completed.
“Using the Polecam I was able to get a variety of big sweeping shots showing the whole garden then concentrate on micro moves which would normally have been done on a slider” said Operator Tom Paterson of Forager Films Ltd. The camera is a stripped down Sony FS7 using the Sony 10-18 lens which are controlled via lanc from the head.