We were on location in Santa Monica Beach on Saturday doing a day-long commercial shoot when these dudes arrived with a small remote-controlled blimp. They spent the whole day flying it around the beach and testing it.
The aricraft has a camera mounted to it and the pilot on the ground uses a pair of sunglasses outfitted with video screens to see what the cam on the blimp sees . The blimp is owned by a start-up called GoBlimps.com that is going to sell their services to production companies.
It’s pretty cool and they got some aerial shots of us doing our shoot nearby, though in the process the blimp almost crashed into a bunch of cars in a nearby parking lot. A little more testing required, perhaps.