When director Peter Odiorne asked me to shoot Sports Authority “Shoe,” the boards were ambitious to say the least. 47 set ups in a 14 hour day with 2 company moves, one that involved a 45 minute drive. I turned to the Canon 5D and 7D to pull this off. Using every trick in my arsenal, we employed Steadicam, Battering Ram Cam, ATV Shoulder Cam, Mini Van Cam, Roller Blade Chipper Cam, Kessler V3 Crane cam, Man Cam, Studio Cam, Rickety ass Trailer Cam and Action Cam.
HOT ROD PL mounted 7D and 5D’s were used for the majority of the photography. The Kessler V3 Crane and Revolution head were used to give us this amazing top down shot of our runner blasting through traffic from a 6 story building that did not have an elevator. The crane was brought up buy the grip dept. in 3 soft cases and assembled in less than thirty minutes. The revolution head handled all of the extra gack mounted to the 5D’s to enable everyone to view it. Panning and tilting with the Oracle controller worked very well and gave us the breath of fresh air shot in the mix of all the action oriented shots. Elite Team members Marc Margulies, and Jose De Los Angeles rocked it out along with Hayden Houser on the Kessler V3 Crane. HV Intern Danny Garcia was on the Roller Blade Chipper Cam. Please enjoy the BTS of Sports Authority “SHOE.”