Dir: Jerry McNutt * DPs: Drew Lauer, Nick Savander
When the Photron BC2 was first built, they sent one to us for evaluation. At the time, the frame rates at full HD, roll times, picture quality and latitude were astounding.
High Speed Operator: Nick Savander
Using the Photron BC2 camera, the bee is at 500 fps, the wasp is at 2000 fps.
Phantom Operator: Drew Lauer
This was one of the first tests with our Phantom Miro, using Sound Device's PIX-240. At the time, it was a great solution to receive Pro Res files instead of camera raw files. By today's standards, the raw files are much more manageable.
by Hollywood Special Ops & Island Creek Pictures * 2012
Thanks to Bob & Brant Phalen of Phalen Horseshoeing and Supply
Thanks to Rachael Johnson, our expert rider.
A few weeks after the Phantom Miro release, we shot this to test a variety of capabilities and to compare against the Sony F3 and Canon 5D and 60D cameras. Color timing was through Da Vinci Resolve, finishing at Apple Pro Res 4444, with online streaming h.264 at 7500kb/s. You can see the Miro's latitude falls somewhere between the F3's broad s-log image and the Canon's crunchy low bit-rate image.
Phantom Operator: Drew Lauer * Camera: Phantom Miro with Pix-240
Thanks to Janey Bergam and her handsome Belgian Tervuren, Buck!
Los Angeles by Night
by Nick Savander & Drew Lauer
This is an example of what our custom-built "Azimuth" Time Lapse Rig can do. It's an inexpensive solution to motion control time lapse, and it's smaller and easier to transport and setup than many of the larger systems.
Time Lapse Reel
Over three months, in the dead of Alaskan winter, Blair captured these glorious time lapses for Discovery Channel's "Flying Wild Alaska" series. He used the Canon 5D Mark II and Camblock motion control System.
with Ty Dolla $ign * by Nerdist * 2016
DP: Meena Singh
Phantom Operators: Nick Savander, Drew Lauer
Cameras: Phantom Miro, Phantom Flex4K
Hollywood Special Ops
Over ten years of slow motion and Phantom Camera work, into a two minute reel. Full credits at the end. Thanks for watching!
HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL OPS