Working in remote locations and extreme weather conditions provides its own set of challenges for filmmakers, so it’s important that the equipment chosen for these types of shoots can be depended on.
Aerial Director of Photography Mark Gerasimenko knows this all too well, which is why he chose the SHOTOVER F1 to provide the versatility and reliability needed to bring the landscapes and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula to life during a recent shoot.
The team utilized the SHOTOVER F1 operating on a ship-based helicopter to accomplish a variety of rapidly changing film objectives based on locations along the peninsula.
“One day, we would capture the vast landscapes with an ultra-wide Zeiss 15-30 lens and the next would be filming wildlife with a long Canon 50-1000 lens,” said Gerasimenko. “The SHOTOVER F1's flexibility allowed for quick payload changes to adapt and film the intricate facets of Antarctica's ecosystem during this expansive shoot.”
In addition to filming in multiple locations, Gerasimenko and the production team also faced weather conditions that put the F1 to the test.
“The weather made for extremely challenging conditions, but the SHOTOVER F1 handled the below zero temperatures, winds and rain without any issue, ” said Gerasimenko.