Three months after we started sourcing gear for rent and sale for our first 3D shoot – for the explosive demolition series Blowdown – we’ve narrowed down a camera … we think.
The final showdown was between the SI-2K and the Iconix.
Before I go into which one we chose and why, it’s probably useful to explain exactly what we need them for.
This episode of Blowdown requires more than twenty 3D cameras:
– Two to film actuality and main story beats.
Our camera needs for this:
1. “A” camera system. Portable and operated by one person. This is when suppliers told us – “can’t be done.”
2. “B” camera Rig. As above – but for close-ups.
-18+ POV and kill cams capturing large and small scale on-site action and the actual implosions – which in the case of the Fonte Nova stadium will be many.
I’ve inserted screen grabs of the types of POVs we capture:
To get the dynamic idea of what these kill cams, mounted to the structures Controlled Demolition implodes, have to stand up to, watch them in action.