When trying to get creative, we often get discouraged thinking everything has been done, and no matter how hard we try, our work is going to be inspired or a remote copy of someone else’s idea. However, there are still some exceptionally brilliant minds that find ways to innovate and make the impossible possible. Valentin Delluc, a French speed rider, and Dino Raffault managed to create a unique video that will make your eyes light up even if you don’t know what speed riding is.
Delluc had the idea of flying with an illuminated wing during the summer of 2016. However, making it happen took a bit more time as aerodynamic tests and trial runs were required before everything could come together; The training alone required seven months. It’s not given to everyone to fly a challenging line, so imagine in the dark with only the moon and 20 meters of LED to light your surroundings.
The challenge of flying might have been something, but I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to film the whole thing. Looking at the credit and the sequence, it seems like part of the video was shot from a helicopter using a CineFlex system and the rest was documented by someone following Delluc in someway, probably speedriding or paragliding as well. The result is mesmerizing.
For more information and content related to this performance, be sure to check Red Bull’s website. And if you enjoy aerial footage of action sports, visit Supersize Films, the company behind this beautiful video.
[via Red Bull]