"Kinetics" was an exploration into human movement and relating it to illustrative typographical elements. To achieve the footage to show human motion at the level needed we shot with a scientific high-speed camera at 500 frames per second in HD on a green screen for the performance. The subject of break-dancing was used because of its raw beauty of illustrating human motion. Typography is used as an illustrative element in this piece supporting the kinetics of the motion. The typeface Didot was chosen because it combined a modern feel with classic serifs.
Shot on Phantom Photron Fastcam SA-3 : http://www.highspeedimaging.com/fastcam_SA-3.cfm
Panasonic HVX-200a : https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/sales_o/p2/hvx200a_series/index.html
Cameras donated by High Speed Imaging: http://www.highspeedimaging.com and Sidewayz Films: http://www.sidewayz.com
Studio space donated by Mudd Advertising : http://www.mudd.com/
Bboy is Damien "Daylight" Day: http://www.theharaldsons.com/blog/2008/01/daylight/
Effects in After Effects CS3, editing in Final Cut Pro 6, audio mix in Logic Pro.
Zach Everman: Production Assistant and Additional Cinematography (overall genius and great friend)
Reese Reimers: Production Assistant, Sound Technician
Andre Lipsey: Music production http://www.myspace.com/adnrelipsey
Music credits (used with permission)
Mophono- I don't cry/Intro: http://www.myspace.com/mophono
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra- The Descent : http://www.myspace.com/shawnleemusic
Additional Production- Andre Lipsey http://www.myspace.com/andreslipsey