Seal of Approval
Cammotion, Vortex Aerial Camera Mount System
The Seal of Approval is awarded to a manufacturer for a piece of equipment that, having been nominated by the membership and voted for by Council, has significantly aided cameramen in the advancement of their craft.
After considerable discussion, Council felt that one piece of
equipment, the Vortex Aerial Camera Mount, stood out above the rest. It has proved itself on numerous OBs, dramas and LE productions. As a portable camera tower, it allows the camera to be rigged up to a height of 30 metres in minutes. You can then operate the camera with a full 360 deg pan, whilst at the same time jibbing the camera at up to 2 metres per sec; all in wind speeds up
to force 7.
We were particularly impressed not only by the simplicity and speed of rigging, but also at the wide range of shots that can be offered by such a rig.
Rather than coming from a large company, the system was designed by a cameraman, Matt Gladstone.