FC Hamman (SASC) explores the possibilities of this development for the film industry.
I think most Producers these days embrace and understand the latest and greatest development in cutting edge technology and in utilising this knowledge, they enable any creative team to achieve their goals more cost effectively and in the process add a new moving camera look to their filmmaking. This is where a whole new mindset and skillset, is currently coming into play with various systems like the MoviPro Hot Swappable system that can work continuously every hour of the day, using the camera between various movable platforms. On just about all the commercial sets that we work on, there is not enough hours in the day to capture all the shots the creative team have on their shotlist. Part of creating great shots is being able to do lots of them in the shortest amount of time possible.
Well known DOP, Trevor Brown (SASC), skilfully operates a MoviPro on set. Hot swappable
batteries enable you to work continuously. This same rig, clicks onto a drone in seconds
Therefore it makes total sense to have a moving camera system that can hot-swap between platforms effortlessly.
The MoviPro is the most versatile, adaptable, high performance moving camera
system ever created. You canswing from epic Alta Drone shots to a fast moving MotoCrane, to a handheld gimbal, running down a narrow ally to a Toro electric car chasing through traffic in seconds. I believe these amazing tools are coming more and more into play and will, when effectively
integrated and utilised, produce more unbelievable cinematic shots. However, these systems have not been around for that long and have only been perfected over the last three to four years, enabling us to think more creatively about our shot making. Creative people who make this
mind shift, begin to approach their storytelling in a fresh, intuitive way that envelops the viewer more emotionally. Directors, Directors
of Photography and Screenplay Writers who understand and embrace this will start to visualise new possibilities and inspire new
ideas in creative storytelling.
FC Hamman and Barnaby Mitchell partnered in offering this brand new MotoCrane Ultra on a monster Porsche
to the film industry. This beast is an insanely feature packed, remote (3,66m) arm that is ahead of its competition.
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Highly Experienced DOP/Director in the film industry, specializing in Drones (Legal SACAA Operator). Winner of The Visual Spectrum Award for best Drone Cinematography. Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Feature Films, Commercials, Music Videos, Camera, Film and Documentaries. Strong business development professional with a Graphic Design Degree focused in Graphic Design and Photography from University of Johannesburg.