Photographer Brings $140,000 Camera Into The Ocean To Capture This Jaw Dropping Surf Film

Oct 29, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Photographer Brings $140,000 Camera Into The Ocean To Capture This Jaw Dropping Surf Film

Oct 29, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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I have to admit, I get nervous enough just bringing my DSLR into the ocean even when I’m using a waterproof housing which cost more than my camera itself. Needless to say, it would be really difficult for me to slip into my wetsuit and take a $140,000 Phantom 4K Flex out for a little swim. In a housing I made myself, to boot.

Then again, I’m not Chris Bryan. Bryan, an Australian based sports cinematographer, has recently spent time in New York training to become a Phantom technician while also working closely with the camera makers to develop “his own unique custom light weight self contained underwater housing for the new state of the art Phantom Flex 4K, complete with Directors underwater video split.”  

Bryan’s ambition payed off. In his short surf film “SHOCK MANSION (SURFING @ 1000 FRAMES PER SECOND),” Bryan shows off what’s possible using the product of hard work. The entire clip was shot on a combination of a Phantom Flex, a Phantom Miro M-320S, or a new Phantom 4K Flex, each outfitted with an Arri Ultra prime lens and each with it’s own custom made underwater housing.

The footage, which features Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Jay Davies, John John Florence, and many other of surfing’s biggest stars, is just as jaw dropping as you’d expect it to be, maybe even better. Take a look for yourself:

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5 responses to “Photographer Brings $140,000 Camera Into The Ocean To Capture This Jaw Dropping Surf Film”

  1. Johnny V Avatar
    Johnny V

    Dear Chris, That was insane! Dig his work at
    http://t.co/XDbEyTzTm9
    Thanks for showing #surfing at a 1000 frames per second

  2. Sheryl Watson Avatar
    Sheryl Watson

    Outstanding!

  3. Stacy Kenyon Avatar
    Stacy Kenyon

    Beau Atherton Stephen Leslie Mitchell big waves, 1000 frames per second

  4. Just me Avatar
    Just me

    WoW, that was truly an awesome film. Beautiful & mesmerizing, I enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you for sharing :)

  5. Xystren Avatar
    Xystren

    Simply awe inspiring! Even my g/f who is not a fan of the water was glued to the screen watching it.