by Jared Abrams | 4th April 2011
Planet5D is giving away a really cool carbon fiber Letus Hawk Viewfinder for HDSLR cameras. Here is a rip from the site. “Entry will be simple – simply post on our enhanced planet5D forum and you’re entered! And, as an added bonus, each time you post, you’ll get another shot at winning! All posts in the month of April (based on the time stamp on the planet5D forum server) count. We’ll pick the winner on May 1st and the Letus will ship the product directly to the winner!”Read more
by Jared Abrams | 4th October 2010
The Fifty Two Camera Spot. The BTS Film. Timeslice Films used 52 Canon still cameras to capture this insane surfing footage. The shoot took a lot of pre production and was timed like a ballet in the water. The cameras were all triggered sequentially to capture these killer shots. They also had a slew of laptops to manage the enormous amount of data. This also enabled the client o get a preview of the final sequence. The team got rained out and they lost most of their computers and a few cameras in the process, somehow they managed to get the shot. That’s the film business. Here is a rip from their site. “In collaboration with Timeslice Films, Rip Curl took on an ambitious bullet-time campaign shoot in Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon Wavepool with lead surfers Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson. The revolutionary campaign captures surfing in a way never seen before, with the final visuals baring more resemblance to a fight scene from the famous Matrix movies than a promotional surfing video. The two-day rental of Sunway Lagoon Wavepool allowed Rip Curl and Timeslice to operate in a more stable environment than the open ocean offers. The Rip Curl surfers were repeatedly towed into the machine-controlled waves by Jetski and their operational space was determined by the 52-camera rig set up in the pool.” Source: (Planet5d)Read more
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