Working with Dimension2 and Magenta Films to cover the 2014 Open Faces Freeride event in Obergurgl, Austria.
A lot of pre planning went into this shoot, camera angles were pretty important to capture as much action as possible, so we had filmers dotted all over the mountain. Me, Ad and Pierre hiked the face in the morning in just under 1 hour 30. We were positioned at the starting line at the top. It was my job to capture heli shots of people dropping in.
Over all it was a really enjoyable job, got to meet some great people and the final edit really worked out :)
Click below for some behind scenes shots..
Spent a long weekend up in the rad cabin near Tahoe, CA, USA. A friend’s parents brought the property back in the 70s and have been renovating it ever since. I walked through some shrubs and snow to capture this shot of the house from the opposite river bank.
Setup shot after the break..
Photo I took blended with one found of the Bixby Bridge on Route One, California. Original shot captured during its construction in the 1930’s. It’s one of the worlds tallest single-span bridges.
Finally got round to trying out a PanoDrop from the sky. I put a GoPro in 0.5 of a sec timelapse mode, and sent the DJI Phantom up. I had it in GPS mode so once I’d found a position I thought would look good I rotated the heli around slowly to capture a selection of images to make up the 360° panorama. From there I stitched the stereographic image as normal. Hopefully I’ll get round to making a few of these :)
While working in London with Alex, he spotted this building that stood out from the rest. It turns out it’s an art installation by Alex Chinneck. We thought it would be cool to have Alex riding by and then flip the image to make it a little trippy. I had to adjust the angle of the perspective in post to give the impression the image was taken from the ‘bottom‘ looking up, and not the other way round.
For more info on the project, check out this Dezeen Post.
Working with Rubber Goat Films as they capture footage for their documentary ‘Flat’. I have been shooting some heli shots of the demolition process for them. I’ve also taken this opportunity to capture some images of the process. I’ve been waiting about 6 months to capture the following shot. I wanted to get a ‘before and after’ type photo of Digby Court being constructed in 1960 (Source: Lenton Times) and demolished in 2014. Cant wait to publish the heli footage from this.. it looks awesome!
While back home over Christmas I could hear the steam trains running on the Great Central Railway. On boxing day I looked at the train times and saw that there were two locomotives passing by soon, so I grabbed my camera gear and headed to a spot that I that thought would be good to get aerial footage.
Set the heli up and waited for the first train. Here’s a little Instagram video I edited from the collected footage. I was actually pretty nervous getting this.. having a steam train pass me while trying to concentrate on flying the heli was tough. I didn’t have my fpv screen connected so all the shots where captured from line of sight. I was really pleased when I reviewed the footage to see that it came out okay.
I waited around a bit then captured the above shot of the Oliver Cromwell locomotive. Really happy with how this came out, the evening light was perfect.
Got round to editing some new PanoDrop’s. Click below to see the full set.
On a job with D2 documenting a pretty awesome project for Acrylicize. Got chance to gain access the roof of this 8 story building in the heart of London. While up there I captured this PanoDrop.
This was made using a 16bit TIFF work flow. All the Gigabytes, but all the quality.
Click below to see some other projections..
Alex created this custom graphic using permanent pens directly on the body of the quad-copter.
Click below to see more photos from this project…