2014 so far has been quite a thrilling year. New 4K camera announcements are popping up almost every month (from Sony).
And if this year is remembered for anything else other than the plethora of affordable 4K cameras, then it will be for the incredibly creative filmmaking possibilities offered by the new generation of 3-axis handheld stabiliser gimbals such as the the recently released DJI Ronin.
Earlier in the week we featured a post on how to setup your DJI Ronin, and before that an awesome slow-motion test with the RED Epic. This time around we have some more cool footage shot with the Panasonic GH4 & RED Epic on the DJI Ronin handheld gimbal.
The first one was shot on the GH4 with some fine glass and is courtesy of New York based photographer, cinematographer and editor Asi Ze’evi. Check out his first 48 hours he spent with his new DJI Ronin and some gorgeous models.
FIRST 48 HOURS – DJI RONIN from Asi on Vimeo.
Camera Operators: Asi Ze’evi, Haim Bargig
Styling: Vivian Wu Design
Hair Styling: Tomer Kenler
Production Assistant: Daniel Agassi, Dylan Marcus
Sound: Le Jardin by Sofia Zlatko, Vijay
Video Editing: Asi Ze’evi
Edit & Coloring: FCPX
Equipment: DJI Ronin, Panasonic GH4
Lenses: Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 V2, Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95, Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8
Sony CLM-V55 5″ Camera Monitor
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No follow focus on board
Earlier this year in May, Asi shot & edited this spellbinding aerial footage with a DJI Phantom 2 and a GoPro Hero 3+ Black:
Aerial Takes – Santa Teresa (May 2014) from Asi on Vimeo.
The aerial cinematography perfectly captures the atmosphere and sheer heaven-like feeling of this place. The vicarious experience we get by observing this piece of paradise from a very unnatural for us humans birds-eye view, makes us appreciate the times we currently live in. The “aerial point of view” here gives this piece a unique and mesmerising look, which would have been almost impossible to capture without looking down from above.
Aerial gimbals bring so much more value to a video for a fraction of what it would have cost to shoot this way five years ago. Makes one wonder, if the people who proposed the restrictive legislation in the US and other places that prevents people from flying unmanned aerial systems in certain areas, actually see some of the incredible work done with such tools, maybe they’d change their mind…
Here’s some more fine footage of the RED Epic on a DJI Ronin:
DJI Ronin – 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal – Field Study from airV8 on Vimeo.
Filmed with Red Epic on the DJI Ronin – no stabilisation in post production.
Making of shots with Canon 5d Mark III
Filmed by Mario Feil and Billy Gropper
More details on Ronin: globe-flight.de/DJI-Ronin-3-Achsen-Handheld-Steadycam-Gimbal-System
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What are your thoughts on the new generation of handheld gimbals and aerial quad/octo-copters? There’s plenty of options out there, but what do you think is the right tool for you? Those who fly them may have some advice for those of us in the market for a gimbal. Let us know in the comments below.