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Sony Action Cam – Never Before Seen


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Sony Action Cam has teamed up with a diverse range of filmmakers, artists and influencers to create a series of new films celebrating the “never before seen”. Ranging from crafty experiments and audacious stunts to short documentaries, sports adventures and scripted short stories, the films celebrate creativity in all its forms and use Action Cams to provide unique new perspectives on the production process and the stories themselves.

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www.sony.net/neverbeforeseen


The Picture Machine


Paperports

Video Credit / Ideas

CREATURE
Directed by Ryan Dzierzek

We have the ability to make almost anything in a laboratory but should we? Director Ryan Dzierzek combines eerily realistic footages from Action Cam by Sony with VFX to imagine what happens when a genetic experiment revives something meant to stay extinct.

How it was made:
Dzierzek and his crew used the Action Cam to capture the point of view of the Creature. The Action Cam was mounted on various accessories and a quad-copter as it made it’s way through London and it’s suburbs. This allowed for natural running and flying motions that the imagined Creature would have.
The lab, embryo and the Creature were created by Dzierzek one strange part at a time in 3D. The Creature was then composited on the live action Action Cam footage. From creature animation, to live action VFX compositing, to drones, this film allowed the director to push the technical limits of what can be done with a small, hand-held camera

CREDITS:
DIRECTOR: RYAN DZIERZEK
COMPOSER: LUKE DZIERZEK
SOUND: INCA AUDIO
TALENT: OLOF STORM, SAM ELLIE, RHIANON TAYLOR
CAMERA USED: FDR-X1000VR

CAMERA FEATURES:
Full HD: 120p/100Mbps 60p/100Mbps
Advanced SteadyShot for image stabilization
170° Ultra-wide angle when SteadyShot is turned off
Zeiss lens for precision optics
Manual control settings for white balance and AE shift
Tough and splash proof body
Accessories: Universal Head Mount Kit / Monopod / Chest Mount Harness

See how this Creature was born and other Never Before Seen films at http://www.sony.net/Products/NeverBeforeSeen/

THE PICTURE MACHINE
Directed by STUDIO NOS

One of the oldest forms of animation meets Action Cam by Sony in this custom animation system designed and created by Studio Nos. This delightful process and it’s results involve a remote-controlled car pod, painstaking craftsmanship and a parade of illustrated, dancing mushrooms.

How it was made:
The Action Cam was placed inside a remote-controlled car-rig that traveled around the circular path of an animation system. Animation frames were mounted on the wall of the system. The camera shoots as it travels in it’s car-pod along the path, creating the effect of an animated zoetrope. The camera operator controlled the camera and what it was seeing with the Action Cam’s Live-View Remote. The Action Cam was also mounted to a Jib arm for crane shots.
The car-pod, the animation system, the mounts and rigs,
as well as every frame of animation was conceived and designed by Studio Nos for this project.

CREDITS
DIRECTORS: MATHEW AMONSON, JEREMY BRONSON
PRODUCER: DAVID BRONSON
DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BILL THOMPSON
ANIMATORS: LIZZIE AKANA (LEAD), Dennis Moran, Marika Cowan, Andy Kennedy
CREW: ANDY KENNEDY (TECHNICAL), ZACK WILLIAMS (ART & SET)
CAMERA USED: FDR-X1000VR

CAMERA FEATURES:
Full HD: 120p/100Mbps 60p/100Mbps
Advanced SteadyShot for image stabilization
Live-View Remote with full command and monitor
Interval Photo Recording Mode for time-lapse
Build-in stereo microphone for quality sound with wind noise reduction
Zeiss lens for precision optics
Manual control settings for white balance

See how Tunnel Vision was put together and other Never Before Seen films at http://www.sony.net/Products/NeverBeforeSeen/

PAPERPORTS
Directed by CHARLES YOUNG

This charming film follows the inhabitants of a tiny paper city as they go about their business. From the imagination of Charles Young, creator of Paperholm, comes 60 unique buildings, 9 vehicles and a fascinating peek inside his meticulous process with Action Cam by Sony.

How it was made:
The Action Cam’s small size and high quality footage meant Young could place the camera inside his construction and capture the city’s fine details and movements.
Young constructed each building and vehicle by hand-cutting and folding them out of paper. The model was then arranged in a circle with the Action Cam placed at the center. The Action Cam was mounted on a Lazy Susan bearing platform that allowed it to turn freely in 360 degrees. Young then added a long arm to the platform to move the camera precisely by hand.
Still photographs were taken using the Action Cam’s Photo Mode while the Live-View remote allowed Young to operate the camera without having to disturb it’s position. A stop-motion animation was then created with the stills. The final film was created with three time-lapse videos and approximately 1300 separate photographs.

CREDITS:
MAKER: CHARLES YOUNG
EDITORS: CHARLES YOUNG, JOSH RATHMELL
SOUND DESIGN: CLAIRE BELL
CAMERA USED: HDR-AS200VR

CAMERA FEATURES:
Photo Mode to capture single images at 8.8MP Stills
Live-View Remote with full command and monitor
Interval Photo Recording Mode for time-lapse
Zeiss lens for precision optics

See how Paperports was constructed and other Never Before Seen films at http://www.sony.net/Products/NeverBeforeSeen/

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