The days of $180,000 camera kits which all but guaranteed work for their owner-operators are pretty much gone. At $40-50,000 for a kit production companies invest in their own, and Milne certainly carries less camera gear than he used to – although he retains the accessories for his speciality work.
It’s important to stay abreast of new kit and technology, Milne believes. While it’s not always good to be an early adopter, to own the latest version of everything, understanding what’s available and its capabilities is key. “Falling a little way behind can quickly become a very long way behind.”
Murray Milne will present a NZCS event, Drones: leaving the Wild West behind, on 21 June in Auckland.
Keith is the editor of SCREENZ, and the co-creator and founding editor of CREWED.