Slow Motion

Arbor Skateboards Presents, “Burn It Down” and James Kelly Hauling Ass Down the Mountain.

It’s been a while since I posted anything that involved skateboarding, and since it’s Friday afternoon in the early days of autumn I thought the video would be a good one to post. While the skating in the video is impressive, thats not what caught my eye. What got me all wound up was the quality of the production, the editing, the choice of soundtrack, the color treatment, and the overall visual of the video Arbor Collective Skateboards produced to introduce the James Kelly pro model.

At about the one minute twenty mark, when thy roll out of slow motion and into regular timed footage you get a sense of just how fast this guy is going. Let me just say, he’s hauling ass.

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Slow Motion Color. Barbour Meets Pantone.

What happens when you take a few beautiful young people and shoot them with a Phantom Flex 4K camera with the frame rate cranked up to a couple hundred frames per second? You get the ad below for Barbour clothing. Produced by , the long form one minute and thirty second spot introduces a new line of clothing featuring Pantone colors. The spot has some really nice slow motion cinematography with the beautiful young people being pelted with handful’s of colored powder. No voice over, no editorial, no call to action, just people turning through the clouds of colored dust and emerging at the end to reveal the new line all set to a catchy pop tune.

EDITING: Vee Pinot
FLAME: Mark Beardall, Stephen Miller, Andrew Curtis
COLOUR: Ben Rogers
POST PRODUCER: Magda Krimitsou

Happy Friday. Let “Water” Start Your Weekend Right.

Never underestimate the power of quality content, beautiful subject, matter, solid editing, slow-motion footage, and a mesmerizing soundtrack. The video below was uploaded 5 days ago on Vimeo and already has over 155 thousand plays, with 3000 likes. Shot on a RED Epic using a Nikon 14mm F/2.8 lens, in an SPL waterhousing, “Water”, by  will transport you to a world you’ll long to visit.

“Shake” at 1000 Frames Per Second.

Sometimes you just need to shake things off. Based on the photography of Carli Davidson,   used a high frame rate camera to capture ultra-slow motion video of dogs simply shaking it off. Set to Mayer Hawthorne “Shiny & New” the video has a mesmerizing  quality to it. Whether you are a dog person or not, it’s worth a watch if for nothing else than the kinetic energy that is captured by DP Khalid Mohtaseb, and his Phantom master tech Nick Midwig at 1000 frames per second.

Now before you send lots of animal hater comments my way, this is from Variable’s Vimeo page.

*No dogs were harmed during the making of this film. We love animals. Please reach out to carlidavidson@gmail.com directly if you have any questions or concerns about the animal’s rolls and we will get back to you asap. Thanks in advance!

Diesel Dogs in Sunglasses.

What better way to start your work week off than a video of dogs wearing sunglasses? Hmmm, right now I can’t think of one, so here is a video from Diesel Eyewear featuring dogs wearing sunglasses shot in slow motion on a Phantom Flex.  Directed by Tim Main & Joseph Dixon, this effects laden online spot is a nice piece of visual eye candy for your Monday morning.

Friday Inspiration. Macro: a Neon Christmas

Here it is Friday, December 21, 2012. The first day of winter. The day the Mayan’s said the world would end. The day with the shortest amount of daylight all year long, and just four days until Christmas. Over the last few weeks on YouTube and Vimeo, there have been a number of holiday video posts. Some good, some bad, and some that are outstanding. The video below from Neon, falls into that last category. Watch it, and then click here to see how it was made. This is really an amazing blend of technique, vision, craft, and skill.