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.. https://vimeo.com/63947449
Had a bit of spare time today so I thought I would update the Digital Anthill logo used at the end of the videos.
The animation needed to be pretty short, just long enough to get the message across. After playing around with a few variations I liked this one the most. Starts out as a bit of a cluster of logos, then rotating round to reveal the complete logo.
I used the following software in this approximate order.. Illustrator, After effects, Element 3D, Ease and Wizz, Optical Flares, Film Convert 2.
2013/14 Showreel from Dimension2 on Vimeo.
Working a lot with Dimension 2 recently. Above is their latest showreel. Keep an eye out for some digitalanthill aerial shots :) Pretty stoked on this.
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.
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..
Click the video and use the green toggle (bottom right corner) to scrub forward and back through the clip.
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.