Equipped with ultra high end cameras and a helicopter with a missile grade gyroscope, Brain Farm knows how to beautifully capture the impressive shots.
See their profile filmed for The Creators Project previously posted to hear how Curt Morgan’s career evolved from snowboarding to filmmaking after a major injury.
I’m convinced that you could film just about anything in the ocean at 300 frames per second and it would look pretty amazing. The track in the video is The Suburbs by Mr Little Jeans.
Filmed in Moab, Utah at the Corona Arch, Devin Graham and his crew rigged up a massive pendulum rope swing. All you have to do is jump off the platform, free fall 130 feet, soar 10 feet above the ground, and shoot up another 100 feet. The guy who went first had to be insane. Check out the behind the scenes video for all the crazy details.
The are the same guys who filmed downhill trike racing at 50mph.
If I’m ever in Singapore, staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel will be at the top of my list solely because of their zero line pool up on the 57th floor. This last New Years Day seven base jumpers used the Skypark deck to get their adrenaline fix as they leaped off the edge.
It takes guts to fly down a mountain at 50 miles per hour on a tricycle without breaks. Next up… human sling shot slip and slide.
South African illustrator and graphic designer Jordan Metcalf was recently commissioned by X Games to create a series of youth marketing illustrations and key art for the upcoming summer and winter X Games. Overall I feel like it’s a nice change from the gritty or tech heavy branding typically used for the X Games. Check out more of the characters and treatments in his Behance portfolio.
Australian design studio Betty Wants In produced this amazing high altitude video for the Melbourne Skydive Center. Rather than trying to skydive with a $100,000 camera to capture the faux-1,000 frames per second effect all of the footage was shot on a Go Pro camera and slowed down in post with Twixtor.
Love slow motion and high frames per seconds check out other videos I’ve posted shot on a Phantom camera - tagged: Phantom
Each year for the annual Winter X Games in Aspen, Target hosts their competing athletes at the Target Chalet. Inspired by the spirit of the mountain man, we created a rugged abode that would be a place for Shaun White and Simon Dumont to crash after a day of competition.
Created by the extremely talented art director and designer Aaron Melander
Now you know what it looks like when you strap a GoPro HD to the tip of a sword.
Found on Kottke
Fantastic demo of the compact, waterproof, HD action sports camera GoPro. Who else is ready for the snowboarding season?
I’m absolutely in love with the simplicity, incredible typography, and tons of small details that add so much to the experience. If you want to see the amount of “love” that went into the site check out the always following search and destroy eyes, meet the team, fly-to dealer locator, board finder, product lookbooks, and board product pages.
Denmark-based illustrator and designer Casper Iversen designed a mock identity and campaign for the Australian surf and skate brand McKill as a project while finishing his BA in Graphic Communication at Skolen for Visuel Kommunication. Fresh out of school Casper definitely has a solid future in design.
It all started when Curt Morgan broke his back snowboarding, and after the doctors insisted that he quit snowboarding Curt decided to explore his other passion—filmmaking. Curt Morgan brought a new modern-style of filmmaking to the action sports industry which has now evolved into turn-key boutique production house making films for Quiksilver, Red Bull, National Geographic, Oakley, United States Marines, and others.
Brain Farm is not just relying on creative genius; they have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and resources to the latest technology—including a mobile stabilization system built on missile guidance technology that has to be registered with the government—to give their shots a unique look.
World champion freediver Guillaume Nery dives to the bottom of Dean’s Blue Hole at a depth of 202m filmed entirely on breath hold. This movie was made to bring attention to freediving and show another approach to freedliving videos. Editing by BLUENERY (Guillaume’s girlfriend) and music by Archive. Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II.
We wanted to express the strength of the elements water-earth-air and the sensations of freedom, harmony, exploration.
San Diego based cinematographer and creative Garret Marks edited this piece for Quiksilver’s new board shorts line. To capture the amazing slow motion surf footage at 1,000 fps they used a Phantom camera (also see Pedigree: Catch) in an underwater case.