I came across this beautiful video on Vimeo earlier today, stunningly shot, composed and creatively directed, shot on the RED One camera by a group called Wandering Eye. Incredible use of a jib arm to get the smooth movement over the water at the beginning of the video, excellent use of shallow depth of field and stunning colouring. The woman’s movement is just seamless, twinned with use of wide angle lenses and slow camera movement alongside her creates a incredible short movie in my opinion. This video is the second in the series.
“Nature’s assassin emerges from an ancient forest to confront Man and his relentless expansion in one final battle. This is the second part in a tetralogy about our relationship with nature and the return of the goddess…” from Wandering Eye on Vimeo.
“The movement was created with an EZ FX Jib Arm with a remote head (Camera Turret PT24) on a simple doorway dolly with 12 feet of tracks. The camera was upside down so that we could get as low as possible to the water and our crane grip, dolly grip, remote head operator(DP), and focus puller(1stAC) rehearsed the shot for a few hours before our performer, Jessica Keeling, got in that freezing water and held still for that long approach. We almost didn’t get the shot, but that night, when we all saw the first three shots of the day and of the movie – the whole crew was sharing a house on the Niagara escarpment – we knew that we were doing something special and everything changed… the whole group came together for a 7 day shoot that pushed our creative boundaries into what was for us unknown territory. There’s a lot more about the making of here… www.becomingthefilm.com