Gradual-motion video is lots of enjoyable to shoot. I’ve been taking part in round with it myself a bit since lately receiving the Insta360 ONE R, which is able to capturing as much as 200fps. It may be tough, although. You want topics that profit from being slowed proper down for a begin. And in the event you’re utilizing synthetic lights, you want ones which might be flicker-free on the quick shutter speeds required for top body charges.
Filmmaker Edden Ram lately teamed up with the oldsters at Spiffy Gear to beat each of those challenges, bringing skate boarders, capoeira and fireplace dancers and extra collectively to deliver water, mild and movement collectively for a fairly superior last outcome.
The movie was shot at evening with the Sony FS5 and Atomos Shogun Inferno monitor, which allowed them to shoot and monitor at 240 frames per second. To mild the large outside set, as much as 15 units of Spekular LED lights have been used. 12 of these units have been utilized in pairs to mild the topics from the entrance and facet, whereas the remaining shaped the shapes we see within the background behind the topics. Those on the again additionally helped to make the water droplets sparkle and produced vibrant specular highlights within the water on the bottom.
The set itself was constructed with a number of customized rain rigs comprised of PVC pipe. A number of rights have been used at completely different distances with a view to create some depth for a extra three-dimensional impact. This setup required lots of water. Far more than you may get from your kitchen faucet. So, the crew acquired permission to make use of a close-by fireplace hydrant.
While you’re coping with this a lot water, precautions should be taken. Like most LED lights, Spekular LED lights aren’t IP rated, so that they’re not designed for working in moist circumstances. For the units within the background, this wasn’t an issue as a result of they have been approach behind the place the water was falling. Those on the facet, although, have been considerably within the firing line, particularly with dancers flicking water up and off to the facet. So, these have been lined in cling wrap to assist preserve them secure from the weather.
Spiffy Gear additionally posted a video to their very own video channel exhibiting some extra behind the scenes motion, speaking in regards to the gear and methods concerned.
I haven’t messed round with synthetic lighting in my very own slow-motion movies thus far. It’s all been open air within the sunshine. However, I do have a few units of Spekular LED lights right here, so it’s good to know they’ll work at quick framerates with out the sparkle generally seen with many different synthetic lights. I believe I’m going to should set them up and have a play.