Get ready to leave your jaw on the floor. Brain Farm Cinema, the production company that is one of the global leaders for capturing ultra high quality, pioneering action sports and documentary cinematic digital video, has done something no one else has. They have just released this stunning footage showing what happens when you strap a very expensive high speed cinema camera, to a very expensive drone, and fly around trying not to have a $250,000 mishap. The footage is glorious, and is .
According to Brain Farm Cinema CEO, Curt Morgan, the idea for what they've managed to achieve has been 5 years in the making. Curt, who started Brain Farm when an injury prevented him from continuing a professional snowboarding career, has broken new ground with this level of sophistication and experimentation. The issue – up until now – has been trying to find a drone capable of lifting the 30lb + payload of the Phantom 4K Flex, the world’s best high speed camera (not to mention a team capable enough to pull the whole thing off).
When Brain Farm partnered with Intuitive Aerial they came up with the Aerigon, the world’s first drone capable of managing the payload and designed with the job in mind.
What do you do when you cross the world’s most impressive 4K slow motion camera with a drone capable of carrying it? Take it to an off road dirt course and have someone drive a large truck through huge puddles and try not to let it get wet, damaged or run over in the ensuing mayhem, of course.
Impressive as this footage is, this is only the tip of the iceberg. When we see this thing chasing a moving subject and changing altitude and orientation quickly like only a drone can, mixed in with ultra high speed frame rates, we’re going to be reaching the pinnacle of mixing aerial camera work with extreme in-camera slow motion for new cinematic highs. I don't get much excited about gear these days, but the possibilities for seeing the world in dramatic new ways has got me more than just a little excited.
Via Brainfarm Cinema
All image credits: Andy Bardon