British Aerial Production Company’s Credits Include the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2012 Summer Olympics, Fast & Furious 6, X-Men: First Class, the Harry Potter Series and
the Royal Wedding Between Prince William and Catherine Middleton
SHOTOVER, the maker of high-performance stabilization platforms for the motion picture and broadcast industries, announced the sale of a SHOTOVER F1 gyro-stabilized camera system to top aerial production company Aerial Camera Systems (ACS). Headquartered in the United Kingdom with an office in Melbourne, Australia, ACS has more than 35 years of aerial production experience shooting live sports, big budget Hollywood motion pictures and major news events. Credits include the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2012 Summer Olympics, Fast & Furious 6, X-Men: First Class, four films in the Harry Potter series and the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
ACS will utilize the SHOTOVER F1 for assignments around the globe including for live and recorded coverage of some of 2016’s biggest news and sporting events. The F1 sale caps an exciting year for SHOTOVER, which has seen continued adoption of the company’s products by the world’s top broadcasters and motion picture productions. This includes SHOTOVER’s selection by Red Bull Media House as the company’s exclusive stabilized shooting platform and credits on major motion pictures including Jurassic World, Furious 7 and Spectre, the newest James Bond movie. The F1 has also been tapped by the BBC for filming telephoto 4K footage of wolves, bears and caribou in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories for a six-part wildlife documentary series scheduled to air in 2016.
“The SHOTOVER F1 sets a new standard for performance and usability, delivering phenomenal images from a compact system that excels during fast-moving productions,” said Matt Coyde at ACS. “We shoot an incredibly broad range of assignments for some of the world’s most exacting clients and we need gear that helps us continue to define the state-of-the-art in aerial production. The F1 will be a key part of our toolkit in 2016.”
SHOTOVER’s 6-axis gyro stabilization and modular design provides unparalleled versatility, accommodating cameras such as the Red Weapon and Dragon, Arri Alexa (all models including the Alexa Mini), Phantom Flex4K, Canon C500, Sony F55 and F65 along with a broad range of lenses. Users can easily change camera and lens payloads themselves and all system owners receive complementary technical training. Out of the box, the system can accommodate more than 120 different lens and camera combinations with no additional equipment necessary.
In addition to the SHOTOVER F1, the company offers the flagship K1, which offers enhanced functionality, including 3D shooting and the ability to utilize additional lens and camera configurations. All SHOTOVER systems are designed to be able to accommodate new cameras and lenses as they come to market.
“With its 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and experience shooting aerials for the world’s most prestigious events, ACS is one of the industry’s most accomplished operators,” said SHOTOVER president Alex Giuffrida. “We are pleased to have been selected to support their broadcast and motion picture work in 2016 and beyond.”