Detonate Festival Photography


Was invited to take photos at the Nottingham based Detonate Festival. It was their first festival, and they absolutly smashed it. It was held at the Nottingham Race Course, which at first I was skeptical about how good of a venue it would be. Turned out to be a great idea. Loads of amazing artist (including Andy C, above) and the sun was shining.

Click below to see some of my favorite shots.

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Motion Tracking

Some motion design created for this edit. We captured this pretty rad shot of Alex skating the Haverfordwest bowl at 6am using the helicam. The morning light across the park was amazing. We thought it would be cool to incorporate the Maverick logo in the scene somehow to use it as an end sequence to the edit.

After some playing around we came up with this. Firstly I stabilized and de-fisheyed the GoPro footage. Then I tracked it using the After Effects camera tracker (that did an excellent job of mapping the motion) I then added the maverick M to the scene and matched its 3D position to that of the surface of the skatepark.

I then used this logo as a alpha mask on the same bit of footage that was slightly scaled up. This created a pretty interesting refraction like effect.

Be sure to check out the edit for some other tracked bits of text at the beginning :)

Haverfordwest Skate Jam

Maverick | Haverfordwest Skatepark Jam from Maverick Skateparks on Vimeo.

Working with Dimension2 for Maverick Skateparks to cover the Opening Jam at Haverfordwest in Wales, UK.

It was an awesome day all round, amazing turnout, great weather and riding. Look out for the helicam shots and motion graphics :)

Click below for more BTS stuff..

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Clipstone Coal Mine

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Joe at Dimension2 gave me a little heads up about these huge headstocks that were part of the Clipstone coal mine. We went to check it out with the helicam. The wind was pretty strong so flying was a little sketchy. The building has some serious security fencing around it now, so getting in by foot isn’t an (easy) option.

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2013/14 Helicam Reel

2013/14 Helicam Reel from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

Here’s a selection of shots captured over the past year using the DJI Phantom, Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal and GoPro 3.

It’s been a very good year for me, I’ve been fortunate to have travelled to some pretty amazing places. The heli has been crammed in my rucksack where ever I’ve gone. For something so small, it still blows my mind the kind of shots you can capture with it…

I have ordered the new 3 axis gimbal, so once that’s fitted, the shots should be even smoother. For comparison, check out this first video shot with no electronic gimbal..

Snowboarding In France

Dilophosaurus Snowboarding Edit – France 2014 from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

Little edit put together from footage we collected in Meribel and Three Valleys, France.

Mainly riding with good friends, Alex and Olli we toured around the resort hitting up the parks and pistes.

Really happy with some of the heli shots in the video, particularly the top-down view of Olli hitting the DC black kicker.

Did some bonus tracking at the beginning just to test the idea of adding 3D to heli footage.


Open Faces Freeride Event Coverage – Obergurgl, Austria

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..

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