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 :)

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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..

AnyForty ‘Stick Em Up’ Session

AnyForty ‘Stick Em Up’ Session from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

Myself & Alex Fowkes hooked up with London based streetwear brand AnyForty  to bring you this short edit.

Shredding the new AnyForty deck ‘Stick Em Up’ at Flo skatepark, Nottingham.

First time experimenting with CineStyle for the 7D and ProTune for the GoPro. Colour correction using film convert pro. Thanks to the guys at Dimention2 for introducing me to this.

Deck available here | Rider Alex Fowkes | Location Flo Skatepark | Music Ten Tigers – Bonobo

Nuptial Flight

Nuptial Flight from Rob Antill on Vimeo.

Been working on this edit for the past 3.5 months. It’s been an ever upgrading/ tweaking project, but now I finally feel its at a stage where its complete. I’m stoked on the outcome.

Why the name Nuptial Flight? Well that is the term given to the phase in which most ant species will take to the skies to mate and form new colonies. I call the  Quad-copter used to film this, the flying ant… so, yeah.



SnowSport DVD Production/Premiere


So after three months of hard work the time arrived to finally show everybody what we had been doing. Me and Alex had one final push to get the DVD completed before Trent students broke up for Easter holidays. It was quite a stressful time as there was still a bit to get sorted. Alex was working on getting all the artwork ready to print and I was working on setting up the menu system for the DVD. We finished it all by the Sunday evening and had the master copy of the disc sent via next day recorded delivery (Royal Mail Style) on Monday.

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GoPro HD Hero: Mini Review and Custom Mounts..


I recently got my self one of these small digital video cameras.


They are made by a American company called GoPro and this is the HD model. I picked it up for £270 from this small online shop. The camera shoots in various modes including 720p @ 60 Fps(for some nice slow mo action), 960p @ 30Fps and 1080p @ 30Fps. It also has a Time lapse feature that takes photos in intervals of 2,5,10,30 and 60 seconds. It takes a SD card up to 32Gb and can record for about 2.5 hours on a single charge.

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