shot on a Red Epic at a minimum 2K frame size
yet only available to watch on YouTube at 480p?
Filmmakers lit up the world of extreme sports this week with footage of a pro snowboarder in an LED light suit, gliding through snow in the dead of night. Fashion photographer and director Jacob Sutton took to the slopes of Tignes in south-eastern France with snowboarder William Hughes to create this dazzling piece of art, …
The Red is a good camera for extreme sports and all kinds of situations where jiggery-pokery with the speed or /a posteriori/ zoom might be needed (because it is fast and high-res), but doesn't deal partularly well with difficult light conditions (mostly because, well, it is fast and high-res). That might explain why they choose to show the result of this particular shoot in thumbnail format...
Looks pretty sweet, but I reckon the colour changing snowboards are cooler:
This guy made one with accelerometers etc so that as the angle changes, so does the colour.
Unfortunately I dont see any freestyle footage, something like a rodeo 540 (Backflip with a 180) would look soooo cool as it cycled through the colours.
"The sole source of lighting was the LED suit, created in roughly 300 hours by designer John Spatcher."
300 Hours for wrapping a suit in a chain of LEDs sounds a bit steep, but then again it was done by a designer.
Give the suit to a pile of "Makers" and in 6 hours you could have had a suit not only wrapped in LEDs, but it would have had a GPS tracking movement speed, an accelerometer measuring turning force and the suit could have changed colour based on speed with "hot" flashes of colour when turning.
Starting at 0:41, I could hear the voice of every 'boarder I know saying, "Get outta the trees, STUPID." Tree runs aren't for "professionals", they're for people who don't like living.
(Or it could be I'm just frustrated because the snow here in the Sierras has been lousy all season; it's been a damn dry year..)
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