Monday, 24 October 2011

Driving around Europe


A wild few days of traveling all over Austria and Switzerland. At least 14 hours sitting in the car, hanging onto that steering wheel. Snowing with summer tyres is not a fun game to play. Back in Zurich I had to shoot 8 different short clips with a super 360° dolly track system. I arrived the day before to do the setup. Had this idea to build a stage half a meter high with the talent in the middle of the stage and the dolly track hidden on the floor. This way one could not see the track and it gave the illusion of a steadycam system, although the motion was far too perfect and synchronised for that.

It worked like a charm and was highly effective. I have to give a big shout out to Ahmet Akguel from Visuals Switzerland for their outstanding service in not backing down in any way, but being persistent in making things work and finding a solution to match my shots and budget.