Behind The Scenes With Wolfe Air And Their Incredible Flying Camera Platforms
Last week I posted a gorgeous video from Wolfe Air – their promo reel for aviation cinematography, and explained a bit of the process behind it. This week, I’ve found and put together a few videos which detail how they equip their planes and helicopters with some of the most advanced camera technologies available, and it’s pretty mindblowing. In these videos, Wolfe Air loads up a Learjet with untold amounts of gear (including 3 RED MX cameras), walks us through a RED Epic mounted on a helicopter nose with a 24-290mm lens, and explain the reasoning behind all of their aerial platforms.
In the first video, an employee of Gyron (Wolfe Air’s gyroscopic technology offshoot) giving an explanation of how they mount and use a RED Epic and Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm lens on a helicopter, as well as explaining their setup on a Cessna with a below-the-belly mounted gyro and gimbal for 360-degree shots:
And here, we see a timelapse of Wolfe Air loading up their Learjet with gear before heading to an international shoot:
Below, a montage of footage shot in Alaska (looks to be outtakes from ‘Frozen Ground’, which appeared in the featured video) with the aformentioned setups:
And another reel from Wolfe Air of commercial aviation using the setups explained in the above videos, albeit not as epic as the most recent one that we just posted:
Just in case you still haven’t seen it, the video that we posted last week (which is worth a watch again even if you’ve seen it before)
And finally, here’s an extended compilation of footage from a Cathay Pacific Cargo shoot – clips of which can be seen in their most recent reel, so you can get a feel for what an entire shoot from Wolfe Air might look like and entail.