The Extreme Cinematography of Brain Farm's Snowboarding Epic 'The Art of FLIGHT'
Surf, ski, and snowboard films frequently make use of slow motion to emphasize the effects of gravity (or lack thereof). One could easily think "it's all been done" when it comes to snowboarders catching air in slow motion. But Brain Farm Cinema's forthcoming feature The Art of FLIGHT, filmed at snow-dusted locations the world around, should cause even jaded jaws to drop:
The film's not out until September, so I'm not entirely sure which cameras it was shot on, but Brain Farm lists their cameras as the CineFlex HD, RED, Panasonic AJ-HPX3700, and Phantom HD Gold. As seen in the video, they also use a Canon 1D, and the POV helmet shots were recorded on something similar to a GoPro. To capture such extreme angles, they use a number of specialty vehicles, though it looks like this time out they relied primarily on choppers. Presumably they also put to work a plugin such as Twixtor to aid in the slow-mo-ification of feats for which mere mortal need not apply. More on the film itself:
The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive film making technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. The Art of FLIGHT releases September 2011.