RAW was recently tasked with travelling to Perth Western Australia to produce a video that showcases Logemas, Vicon and the University of Western Australia. Their project focus was logging detailed motion capture data of athletes for study by the university. To accomplish our task of showcasing this we filmed for two full days to cover the activity's performed by Logemas, including some short interviews.
The journey to Perth limited what equipment I could travel with. My kit was broken down into three key components. One stabilised camera gimbal with Sony A7riii, 16-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens for smooth flowing wide and tight detail shots. A Sony RX100iv for high frame rate 1080p footage capturing the athletes at 500fps. DJI Mavic 2 Pro that was used to capture wide angle location based shots and 120fps detailed angles of the athletes. I also brought a basic lighting kit to help illuminate the outdoor interviews. This kit allowed us to capture Logemas extensive motion capture setup and the athletes from all angles.
Often, because of the limited number of motion capture sessions each athletes took part in I found myself setting up and running multiple cameras at once. But at RAW we are experienced dealing with operational stress created by run and gun productions, allowing us to never miss the shot.
It was a pleasure to work with the Logemas, Vicon and University crews. Filming them hard at work logging extensive sports based data that will be used to improve athletes health, training and recovery in the future was a great experience.