We've got to shoot a helicopter taking off for the final scene. Any tips? We've only got one go at it...too expensive to redo it. Gonna get everyone i know with a half decent camera to come and film it too...just in case.
Filming from inside the aircraft is fraught with problems. There is a high-frequency vibration that will need to be shot on a very fast shutter and then stabilised. And the audio will be crap.
How much are you paying? I know someone with a gazelle who could do with the cash & may work out cheaper. I'm surprised it can't be done for free: All you do is film the talent running to the helicopter and getting in. Then while he's getting out you set up a different shot from behind the aircraft and film the helicopter going off on a paid job.