Flatland videos are notorious for incorporating some incredibly creative concepts in their edits, and this new piece for the Sony Action Cam is definitely original. An out of control flatland sesh meet an endless supply of paint capsules, the end product is one of a kind. Warning: the editing of this video may induce brain aneurysms.
“A BMX bike becomes an unlikely paintbrush in this film by
Director Greg Hackett. Paint capsules attached to the wheels
of a BMX bike feed paint onto a dark space while a rider turns
and spins on top of it. The natural movement of the bike's
wheels emphasis the beautiful patterns that the rider creates.
With Action Cams by Sony attached to every imaginable
angle, we find ourselves watching an extreme-sports video
that results in a work of art.
How this was made:
Action Cams were mounted to three parts of the BMX: the
handle bars, the rear stays and a specially designed rig that
hangs one meter out from the rear stunt peg. The rear stunt
peg camera provides a unique perspective as paint is
distributed out of the bike's canisters. Hackett also worked
closely with Director of Photography Duncan Telford to create
a meter long arm for the camera to point down towards
pattern being created on the ground.
DIRECTOR: Greg Hackett
LINE PRODUCER: Rupert Savage, Steven Richardson
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Duncan Telford
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Charlotte Norman
EDITOR: Matt Felstead
CAMERA USED: FDR-X1000VR
Full HD: 120p/100Mbps 60p/100Mbps
Advanced SteadyShot for image stabilization
170° Ultra-wide angle (when SteadyShot is turned off)
Tough and splash proof outer body
ZEISS® lens for precision optics”