Breaking Gravity: Matrix Meets Street Mojo

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When was the last time you watched a short and thought “how did they do that?” and then: “how did they do THAT?”

Cinematographer and planet5D reader Marc Donahue turned us on to his mash-up of breakdancing, gymnastics, parkour, and camera technique with his latest short BREAKING GRAVITY.

Within seconds, you’re asking yourself “how do these guys fly through the air like that; spin on the ground like that; hold poses like that; and not pass out from the centrifugal force of blood migrating outward away from their brains during their incredible routines?”

And then, because you are a planet5D reader, you ask yourself “how the heck did Marc get that Matrix-like effect?”

I still haven’t figured out the answer to the first question, but I do know the answer to the second: an array of GoPros mounted to…a bunch of things. You can learn more about it here.

But in the meantime, enjoy this wonderful display of human and technical bravura.

Breaking Gravity

Via Youtube Description:

VIMEO – vimeo.com/permagrinfilms/breakinggravity
Video Production Team: PermaGrinFilms.com
Director: Marc Donahue – www.facebook.com/PGFdotcom
Bullet-time action of breakdancers, gymnasts and parkour athletes. The crew True Movement shows off their skills while PermaGrinFilms captures the epic performance with a 20 camera GoPro Array and a Red Epic at San Diego United Training Center. The athletes soar high in the air using an AirTrack Mat. The foam pit seems angry, spitting blocks at the athletes as they tumble through the air.

Athletes: Bboys: Nico Aguilar, Anthony Onevathana. Gymnasts: Danny Gram, Matthew Cassidy, Charlie Tamayo, Cevriye Hurd. Parkour: Daniel Osbahr, Matt Hadley.
Assistants: Kyle Garret, Andy Mcqueen, Rob Boscacci, George Deugan, Alex Noble, Chris Tucker, Martin Sarabia, Orion Owens, Victor Belanich, Dante Rios, Casey Parker, Roth Rind, Briahn Vidane.

Music – Elliphant – Revolusion – tinyurl.com/lkn4w9d

Email Us – Info@PermaGrinFilms.com

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GoPro Arrays For Sale – Email Us – Info@PermaGrinFilms.com

True Movement – www.truemovementsd.com

Uncomfortably Fresh Crew – www.facebook.com/uncomfortablyfresh

SD United Training Center – tinyurl.com/mt3ex9d

AirTrack Mats – www.airtrackus.com

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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