Nike Mercurial Victory Details and Frame Grabs

Close Enough To See Them Sweat
The most challenging aspect of this project was coordinating all the variables, including the speed of the paint, the frame rate, lighting, extra cameras and angles. At first it was very difficult for me to visualize all the camera angles, because we were shooting the entire project in reverse so that the products would be revealed through the paint. It took an enormous amount of planning and pre-production to determine the ordering of the shot list, but it was all worth it to achieve a final result that was smooth and precise when played in reverse. Before, during and after the shoot, I was dreaming in reverse.

The Perfect Frame
Nike Mercurial Victory II FG Football Boot Reveal
Hoodman
I depend on Hoodman gear, with every image, every time.    (read more) 
LowePro
Using the Lowepro AW Trekker ii to help organize all the gear    (read more) 
PocketWizard
Syncing multiple cameras to help make this project possible   (read more)
Canon
100% Canon Shot, as Always.  (read more)
Inspiration Injection;   The Vision
Challenges, Trouble Shooting, and the Triumphs.   (read more) 
The Playboard;           Devil in the Details
Pre-Production, Production, and Post (read more)
Freeze Frame;               The Perfect Frame
Wanna see some more info and shots?      (read more)
Get The Inside Line
Here’s a sneak peek of whats dropping next…  (read more)
Nike Mercurial Victory II FG Football Boot
Reveal
This is 5.6K Video.  It’s clean, crisp, and absolutely stunning.  The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III captures images up to 21 megapixels in size, allowing for plenty of editing headroom. It is capable of producing some of the sharpest images possible on a dSLR. For this time lapse shoot, I wanted to be able to use still frames from the video as part of a coordinated print campaign.

Usually, personal projects go one of two ways — they either succeed or fail, and there’s not much in between. I took a lot of risks creating this project, and pushed myself to try new techniques. Why shoot if you’re not going to take risks?! I am so thrilled that this video came out as beautifully as I’d pictured it in my head.

I always have to do things differently, so I shot the video to play in reverse. This meant that the entire video had to be done in one take. Once I started shooting, there could be no breaks, no cuts, no stopping.  A slight bump of the table or tripod meant shoot over.  There’s nothing like pressure to get the blood flowing!

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  1. 03 October 12, 8:10am

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