|We had the pleasure of shooting aerial sequences with Assembly who were engaged by agency
String Theory to produce a Sci-Fi type video for Les Mills International.We shot a hero cliff shot as well as some other high-energy scenes. The director asked us at
pre-production if we could shoot at 85mm to create a more cinematic and high energy look & feel. The pressure was on as we had never shot at such a tight focal length.
The chase scenes were very technical for the pilot and camera operator being on such a tight lens. We had to modify our vibration isolation system and fabricate a remote focus adjustment to make it possible. The results were amazing as seen in the screen grabs below. The tight lens shots aren’t very aerial but more like a dolly in the sky adding another dynamic to the scenes.
Here’s what the client had to say:
“The guys from Virtuoso were great to work with. We set them a few tricky tasks that were a little different to what they were used to and they rose to the challenge and delivered. A great, collaborative, highly skilled team.”
Damon Duncan, Assembly Ltd
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