“Our film ‘Gr8ness’ has been selected to showcase at SXSW” 2020! Thanks to the team and VR For Good by Oculus.
A VR Documentary Short
I was initially pulled on to this project when the production had run into issues regarding drone permits in Capetown, The team who was already on a tight shoot deadline and subsequently needed to re-create or re-place some establishing & moving shots without the use of a drone,
knowing of our work at Deep VR as one of the few cinematic 360° production crews,
The team at Black Rhino got in touch to find out what kind of solutions we could provide.
No sooner was I on a flight to Capetown with rigging & audio Wizard Samkelo Mahlalela from PixelWave Audio,
Armed with a Cable Dolly system, a 15m Mono-pod and every kind of camera arm accessories we could gather , we spent the next couple of days scouting and rigging ever increasingly challenging shots.
From trying to get a stable cable-dolly timelapse along the side of a windy mountain, to overhead hyperlapses while skaters try sync up tricks take after take.
Overall my role in this project was quite small, a couple days on shoot bouncing ideas, sharing production issues/solves. I loved the opportunity to work with 360° producers at the top of their game and as a lifelong skater I was so amped to share these two passions in 1 projects,
We were just a team of talented creatives making the best damn “sponsor me” tape we could with the latest techniques we can find, like I did as a kid, just so much better.
some behind the scenes imagery from the trip photographer : Lamek Orina
Check out his incredible gallery of the trip at Lamec Orina – Gr8ness