I know I used that blog title before, but hear me out.
I had a shoot at an undeveloped site today and got pretty excited that I found a place that was big enough to really test the range of the aerial camera. At one point I determined that I was about 1600 feet away from my launch point. Pretty cool and I was having a blast (getting some great footage, too).
Tonight I saw the movie American Sniper, which really makes you think about things differently. Anyway, if you follow the road in the upper middle of the frame (it starts with a left-hand bend) away from the camera to where the open field ends and the forest begins, that’s about the 1,600 feet. That’s still 4,700 feet short of the longest shot from Chris Kyle, the featured soldier in American Sniper!