Camera Inside a Football Films View from Air (Dec, 1938)
Camera Inside a Football Films View from Air
Wonder what the stadium looks like to the football sailing through the air? You’ll soon know. For a novel sequence in a football picture filmed in the Rose Bowl by RKO-Radio Pictures, a sixteen-millimeter movie camera was fitted inside a football made of balsa wood. The lens looked out from a window in the end of the imitation ball. As the player forward-passed the football, a release spring started the camera grinding, and a panoramic view of the field and the players was recorded until the ball came to rest in the receiver’s arms.