Been shooting some freeride mountain biking lately and was poking around the web when I stumbled on this yesterday…behind the scenes on how this crew filmed a peregrine falcon chasing (and grabbing at) professional downhill mountain biker Gee Atherton over bumps, jumps and at insane speeds.
Love the The Earth Unplugged crew’s approach and patience, plus the ingenuity that thy used in a)the concept; and b)the filming techiques. #muchrespect
I’m not a gear guy, but wondering if you caught the equipment they were using? None of this would have been possible just 5 years ago, or it certainly would have cost 50x what this probably cost to make today.
Here’s the finished product:
This video is insane, combining the things I love photography/videography and mountain biking!!!
velosopedista in the backpack invisible in some frames or is it a professional film crew?
Incredible team spirit and such amazing concept! RESPECT!
Oh, and it certainly was possible at least 5 years ago, but yes, as you said, at a much higher price. Friend of my dad’s has filmed many times skydiving from planes with peregrines for documentaries with various regular and slow motion cameras.
Turns out my dad knows Lloyd too, he did the skydiving filming with my dad’s other buddy, Leo. 🙂