Short Film "Aviator" Shot on 5Dmk2 at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Flying Cameras
UAV, Helicam, and all other aerial videography topics.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 7th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #1
New Boot
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 14
Short Film "Aviator" Shot on 5Dmk2

I wanted to share this short film I made:

YouTube - Aviator

Make sure to watch in HD

Also if you are curious about some of the aerial sequences check out:

I will be uploading some behind the scenes photos later today.

Tabb Firchau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camas, WA, USA
Posts: 5,458
Very nice. Cool concept - especially owning the helicopter.

Some comments on the experience: First the plane looked a bit static. Partly because of the lock between the camera and the plane, but also because the helicopter has so much more mass than the plane - it doesn't bank, turn and dive like the smaller plane. I would think that green screening the plane could give a freer and more flowing experience. (Of course, you'd still be in post this time next month.)

Ironically, the "chatter" of the wings, while 100% real, was counter to the desired experience. I want to float like magic in smooth air, rather than be buffeted by wind. With a green screened plane you might want a fan on the wings, but it could actually be much softer than reality.

Also, the shallow DOF probably worked to your disadvantage. I would think that the plane could be a bit out of focus, but the ground should be crisp. That's my experience in flight, anyway.

Thanks for sharing this! The possibilities are really inspiring. My comments on the experience could not be made without seeing your short film. That's the difference between theory and practice. In some ways, the flying scenes were *too* real. Often in film, we want to experience things the way we imagine them, rather than the way they actually are.

I look forward to seeing your next projects!
Jon Fairhurst
Jon Fairhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #3
Regular Crew
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: atlanta ga
Posts: 52
Loved it!!! God flowing over the water by MOBY is one of the greatest songs ever composed!!! The aerial shots were beautiful, i will peruse your blog shortly. All in all very good, I wish i could afford a 5DMK2.... Awesome job bro!!!
Tunde Anjorin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #4
Regular Crew
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Salisbury Maryland
Posts: 161
I read all Jon's comments - which seemed pretty valid, once mentioned - but, not knowing what exactly to expect - I figured the first 90sec (which could have been 30 for my ADD) was going to turn into a derivative; Kid becomes F16 Pilot. For my simple mind, it was a nice surprise to see the focus stay on the balsa glider. Nicely done.

Jim Cancil is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network