See the advantages of flying action scenes with two Cineflex systems on one helicopter, and a 3rd Cineflex system rigged to the CineX off-road camera vehicle. The Cineflex is the lightest weight and most versatile gyro-stabilized aerial camera system in the industry. With just one helicopter, the Director can now have both wide and tight shots, plus standard and high speed frame rates!
Aerial Filmworks rigged 2 Cineflex Elite systems to a Eurocopter AS350-B2 flown by Craig Hosking of Hosking Aviation. One system used an ARRI Alexa-XTM with a Canon 30-300mm, while an ARRI Alexa-M and Canon 14.5-60mm was integrated into the other Cineflex Elite. A project base of 23.976 FPS was set with high frames rates up to 120 FPS.
The CineX off-road camera vehicle was also rigged with a Cineflex Elite, ARRI Alexa-XTM and Canon 30-300mm. The vehicle, with custom suspension by Fireball Racing and the Airfilm UniMount, was used for completely stabilized ground level angles. Use of the CineX and Cineflex saved production expenses by eliminating the need to rig dolly track in the Arizona desert.
Most productions bring along a behind-the-scenes team to film the crew. On this shoot, the behind-the-scenes team brought along a production unit! Behind-the-scenes cameras included RED Epic-X, RED Scarlet, Canon 5D, and GoPros. A 4th Cineflex V14 was flown by Mitch Kelldorf from Hangar 5 Productions for the air-to-air. With a crew of 22 people, Aerial Filmworks in collaboration with Buddy Sosthand, Second Unit Director, and Craig "Sawman" Sawyer, Tactical Adviser, produced the action scenes at the amazing Cowtown location just north of Phoenix.
Stay tuned for 2 more edits, one of just the vehicle chase, and a second with a complete behind-the-scenes interviews and extensive technical information.
THANKS TO A TALENTED AND FUN CREW!
Second Unit Director
Joseph “Buddy” Sosthand
Director of Photography
Aerial Director of Photography
Craig “Sawman” Sawyer
Cineflex Aerial Operators
MoVI Camera Operator
Craig “Sawman” Sawyer
Fuel Truck Driver
And most of all...
thanks to the fantastic team that builds these awesome Cineflex machines!
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