October 13, 2010
Formula 1 in 3-D
It takes some virtuoso rigging to attach twelve cameras to a single Ferrari 312T5 but that's what cinematographer Eric Koretz, director Paul Crowder, producer Alex King and crew managed to achieve for an upcoming documentary on historic racing. Having just one day of shooting, they threw the book, or rather the whole rental catalog, at the issue. They clamped on everything from GoPro's (prototype 3d GoPros!) to Silicon Imaging and Cinedeck products on that ex-Niki Lauda car.
Eric's account of the day's shooting goes into some depth about the technical issues and problems involved with 3-d production and filming cars in his article about the project, have a look.
Anyway, anything that includes the sentence "we rigged the shit out of this Ferrari" should most definitively be on your reading list!
(Pictures via TheImageHunter, MitoMedia, Paul Crowder)
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