Watch Beautiful Cinematic Footage Of Daredevils Skiing Wearing LED Suits

Oct 19, 2014

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Watch Beautiful Cinematic Footage Of Daredevils Skiing Wearing LED Suits

Oct 19, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Sometimes it takes a huge corporation to invest the resources in making something amazing. In their push to advertise their ambilight TV technology Philips has created one of the most beautiful Sky movies I have ever seen.

Forget skiers with little GoPro cameras strapped to their helmets. How about lighting full slopes with massive amount of lights have having some of the world’s best skiers wear an LED suit and have a go at it.

To match the production value it was shot with a Red Epic Mysterium x3 Larius

Sweetgrass Productions who orchestrated this 12 minutes incredible video tells Wired that (bolding is mine):

Logistically, it was a nightmare. Making each light suit required sewing 7,000 LEDs onto each skiers’ gear. Of course, some of them would burn out or otherwise go on the fritz, bringing filming to a halt while repairs were made.

Lighting up entire mountains was another major undertaking. The team used eight 4,000-watt lights, accented with smaller lights and gels to add contrast and fill. All told, the lighting and filming gear—which included several RED EPIC cameras and an octocopter—weighed 9,000 pounds. Where possible, they ferried all that stuff up the mountain in a helicopter, but there were times when it was loaded into sleds and hauled up by hand.

…On the two occasions when things aligned, the skiers were on the snow by about midnight and each only made one run. That’s it. Their guide simply wasn’t comfortable with taking any more than that, due to the risk of avalanche

[AFTERGLOW via Wired]

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6 responses to “Watch Beautiful Cinematic Footage Of Daredevils Skiing Wearing LED Suits”

  1. Lake Arkinson Avatar
    Lake Arkinson

    skiing

    1. Miriam Medina Avatar
      Miriam Medina

      No proofreaders available, I guess.

  2. Denis Mutlu Avatar
    Denis Mutlu

    Why its loading so slow…

  3. magicman Avatar
    magicman

    much better in so many wayd… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIX3ntiTV-g

  4. Lois Martin Avatar
    Lois Martin

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Ankit Gajjar Avatar
    Ankit Gajjar

    Wow that is amazing…the part that perplexes me is – with all those lights on them how can they see where they are going…