Ian Herring and the rest of the Parallax Film Productions crew are busy shooting our first 3D documentary at the Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, Brazil.
They’ve spent the last few days conducting interviews and covering prep for the stadium’s implosion, slated to take place on August 29.
They’re also figuring out where to position some 20 camera systems that will capture the event for the explosive demolition series Blowdown. As far as we know, this will be the first implosion ever filmed in 3D.
Some cameras will be placed outside the structure – some will be placed inside.
Called kill cams, the latter units are custom-designed to capture the implosion from POVs no human being could ever witness safely and store the data so it survives even as the cameras are annihilated by tons of concrete, rebar and debris.
After the implosion, the crew will dig the footage out of the rubble.
Parallax Film Productions has strategically placed cameras inside condemned structures before – such as the Hoyt. S Vandenberg, scuttled off the coast of Florida, the RCA Dome, imploded in Indiana, and Ocean Tower condominium complex, taken down on South Padre Island.
But this kill cam operation has never been attempted in 3D. This time, two cameras on a custom-designed side by side rig will be mounted at each location.
Ian scouts prime spots for these unprecedented systems
Crew salvages material from the stadium to mount the kill cams
Kill cam footage from the Ocean Tower condominium complex
Now imagine POVs like these … in stereo.
Seriously. It’s going to rock.