Kites, Bikes and Automobiles
It’s not often that we get to work with a blank canvas, but when Canon asked us to create a video that would show off the new C-Log mode on the 5DIV the only stipulation was "it has to look awesome.".
We work a lot with drone ninja Fergus Kennedy and we’d been looking for an excuse to get the 5DIV up in the air for a while, so this seemed like the perfect chance. For this film we wanted to tie together the mind sets of people who are intensely concentrating on their activity, to show that what ever you are doing, you are locked in that same sense of flow.
Alex and Nick are massive fans (and mediocre practitioners) of Mountain Biking, Skateboarding and Kitesurfing, so they seemed like obvious choices. And c’mon, who doesn’t like a Bullit era Mustang? With our sports chosen we tracked down our heroes for the film, a group of local legends and ground breaking upstarts, skater Dan Fischer, kite surfer Stav Thraves, mountain biker Ray Samson and Mustang collector Niall. The locations and storyboard came together easily too, but persuading Fergus we could pull it off was another matter.
Fergus is an excellent drone pilot and patient man at the best of times, but even he wasn’t sure if what we were proposing was possible. This shoot as we planned it would involve flying the drone far out over the water, through the woods, at night chasing a car and in winds strong enough to get some massive jumps. What could possibly go wrong?
Check out the results here: