Fire Flight is a promotional music video featuring the dancers from The Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, England. The project was shot on the Phantom Flex camera at 1,000 frames per second. Director Greg Clarks' idea was to shoot the dancers at a high frame rate and drop in CGI fire to give them the look of being set alight. The video features the Phoenix dancers, directed by the Uber Agency, produced by Ink Films and VFX & Fire from VTR North.
The project took just over a year to complete with 6 months being dedicated by Ben Daure to create the rendered fire in Maya. Daure had never even opened Maya before and it was Chris Birks of VTR North that showed him how to use the program allowing him to focus on creating the fire post work. The video was edited using Maya, After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
Be sure to watch the video at 1080p if you have the bandwidth.
The Phoenix Dance Theater - www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
Director - Greg Clark (Uber Agency) - www.uberagency.com
Producer -- Steve Perry (Ink Films) - www.inkfilms.co.uk
DOP -- Mik Allen
VFX & Fire -- Ben Daure & Chris Birks (VTR North) - www.vtrnorth.co.uk
Editor -- Ben Daure
Music - Klaypex - Gamefire (Feat. Mike Diva) -http://www.klaypex.com/