Client: Skender Construction
Objective: Capture the impressive feat of hoisting a 20,000 lb CTA train car onto the roof of a building that one of the world’s most prominent tech companies calls home.
Completed: March 2017
Principal Photography: 1 day
Flying in the rain. We weren’t about to let a little drizzle keep us from getting our establishing drone shots in the minutes before sunrise. We only had a few takes to get what we needed and we made them count.
Battery management. When you’re operating a 192,500 lb crane, nothing moves unless all conditions are about ten million percent perfect. When you’ve got a drone in the air ready to capture said crane lifting a train car off the ground and the crane doesn’t move for a couple hours, you’re going to cycle through a lot of drone batteries.
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