Free running (Free Running is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as free runners, use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics) is a sport (not sure if it is ‘officially' a sport LOL), but I know a lot of people are having fun doing it, and this new Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and Canon EOS 7D (reviews) video is getting a lot of hits – so we contacted Claudiu for a bit more info.
first, the video:
Our first team video.
Tim “Livewire” Shieff
Paul “Blue” Joseph
Ashley “Spyder” Holland
Franck “Cali” Nelle
Filmed & Edited by Claudiu Voicu
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Songs in order:
Animus Vox – The 4th Movement – We Swarm – Beyond Monday
Â£0 â€“ well did this off our own backs. Our sponsors did send us a few bits of clothing and supplements, though.
As for rigs, etc… All I had was a basic Manfrotto tripod, camera stabilizer from B Hague and a pair of skates. I built a DIY dolly for a few shots but upgraded to a GlideTrack a week before we finished filming.
Very basic but did the job – it ran on 2 plastic tubes. Cost around Â£10 altogether.
And the glidetrack…
For the shot at 3:04 – I skated alongside him holding the camera out on the end of a tripod, tilting it up and down whenever necessary. The footage was very shaky but came out well after a pass through the deshaker filter in VirtualDub.
The skate and stabilizer did the job pretty well. There were a few longer shots but they were relegated to the outtakes video.
Everything was edited in Premiere and After Effects, with Boujou and 3DSMax used for the ‘SupremeBeing' clip. The ultra-slow mo shot near the start was done using Twixtor. Grading was also done in Premiere using only curves and colour balance.
Our thanks go out to Claudio for taking the time to give us some background info! What do you think? Look like fun to you?
(Photo credit: snap from the video)