What do you get if you give four pro skateboarders access to the halls in London's iconic Natural History Museum at night? While that may sound incredible, it's actually the premise of an ambitious Red Bull shoot: a skate film filled with stunning images captured on more than 80 Canon cameras.
The brief for director Caitlin Black of Cut Media was to bring together a group of female skateboarders – Leticia Bufoni, Margielyn Didal, Lore Bruggeman and Aldana Bertran – and give them access to this unique location for a once-in-a-lifetime skate session.
The spectacular tricks and backdrop demanded an equally ambitious filming setup, and the project used more than 80 cameras from Canon's wide range of imaging products, including Cinema EOS, camcorders, PTZ, mirrorless and compact PowerShot cameras, to capture this unique activity from all angles. This is the story of how Canon collaborated with Red Bull to help the production crew realise their vision.
- Main cameras – Canon EOS C300 Mark IIIs + CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S
- Sub camera – Canon EOS C500 Mark II + Sumire Primes
- Gimbal Cam - EOS C70 + EF-EOS R 0.71x Adapter + EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
- Action camera – Canon XF605
- Top angle – Canon CR-N700 + CR-N500 PTZ cameras
- Athlete camera and vlog style – Canon PowerShot V10
- Special effect 'bullet-time' – Canon DSLRs