As artists, we look for tools that allow us to create looks in the
recording of light that continue to celebrate bikes
and their riders. This new project is an experiment in polarizing reflective light.
With support from Apple, we wanted to shoot a video with equipment that is
accessible to a large population of the modern world. The best camera you own is
the one you have with you, and the smart phone is in your pocket day after day. We
used two ExoLens Zeiss wide angle lenses and one B+W circular polarizer
mounted to a Movi M5 gimbal. We recorded through the MoviePro app to create a
camera rig that shoots duplicate images, with one camera recording all reflectivity,
and the second camera, with the polarizer, blocking all the reflective light in the
scene. By editing between the two recordings, we created an effect that feels like the
cyclist is powering his bike and clothing through the energy he puts into his pedals.