How Hollywood camera pilots shoot action scenes

Camera pilot and aerial coordinator Fred North doesn't just use his helicopter to get from point A to point B. His chopper has a camera attached to it, operated by a cameraperson, and the ways in which North flies his ship determines the angle of the shots. Camera pilots help add speed and energy to action sequences in movies. Because cars aren't always going as fast as they seem on set for safety reasons, North was crucial for the epic car chases in many of the "Fast & Furious" movies. He can also safely film explosions from the air and could keep up with Tom Cruise and his motorcycle in "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation." In Michael Bay's "Ambulance," North worked alongside camera drones to plot out some of the film's most exciting chases. Check out more from Fred North: Team5 Aerial Systems: Frédérique Salti/Helithai: Luc Poullain: Elia Popov: Kimberly Shannon Murphy: