Shanghai – Round One


Spent 13 days over in Shanghai assisting Rob from Scene Photography. Days were pretty long in the studio, but we managed get some time in the evenings to go explore the city.. which is massive and crazy busy.

Above is a PanoDrop taken with the quad-copter over the building we were working in.

Click below to see a bunch more photos from the trip

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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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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.


Aerial PanoDrop | Tahoe, USA

TahoePanoDropFinally 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 :)

Klingatron | Nottingham Billboard Takeover


Klingatron | Nottingham Billboard Takeover from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

Above is the result of a project me and Klingatron have been talking about doing for the past 8 months or so. He is a stencil artist based up in Glasgow, I love the work he does and thought it would be awesome to document the process of him installing one of his pieces.

Click more to read about this project and see a bunch of photos

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