Spontaneous Combustion is a team that specializes in shooting aerial footage and recently they posted a video they did for the world's biggest football academy. What is a bit surprising is that the school is located in Southern China, and as you probably know China is not a football superpower (currently it is ranked #94 in the FIFA Ranking), but on the other hand who knows, maybe thanks to this academy this will change. But let's focus on the video. The team behind this short movie (which was part of the new ‘On Assignment’ series that ITN makes for ITV) shared some behind the scenes info with Dan Chung of News Shooter and apparently the drones carried such cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III and the RED Epic. You can watch the video below:
And here's an excerpt from the blog post:
"Using the DJI S1000 with the Canon 5D mkIII enabled us to get a rich colour scheme even through the haze, and the rock solid gimbal gave us lots of control to sculpt an eye-catching opening shot that slowly revealed the size of the enormous facilities without giving it all away at the start. With its retractable arms and rotors we were also able to transport the S1000 around easily and set-up it up quickly, allowing us to film in multiple locations during the short time-frame available.
We use a full-HD, zero-latency transmitter and a portable 24 inch HD monitor to help our clients see exactly what the camera is shooting while it is in the air. This helps to make sure that we can get a winning shot with every flight and adjust the framing to exactly suit the client’s needs before starting our pre-planned filming path. For a news crew this is especially important as it ensures they can get what they need and wrap the shoot on time."
If you want to find out more on the video and the shooting process, head over to the full article.