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..
Shooting in the DC snowpark, Meribel, France. This is Olli hitting the biggest kicker and pulling a huge backside 360. Really stoked on how this shot from the heli came out. Full edit to follow..
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Sorting through photos taken in Meribel, France when I discovered these two pictures from a bubble lift up the mountain. When animated they produce quite a trippy 3D effect.
Thought I’d give a Looping image a go from time-lapse footage captured in Big Sur, California. It was a pretty awesome night, with a full Moon and strange multi directional cloud coverage casting these shadows in the valley.
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.
While out in Canada last year, I hooked up with the Sweetgrass crew to help them film the Night Segment for their award winning film Valhalla. Here’s a behind scenes edit I recently cut together for Powder Mag.
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!