A year ago I met Simon Straetker. He was on the phone and asked for my support in his project: A film about nature. About our area, the Black Forest, located in southern Germany. Showing breathtaking pictures it’s goal is to make people delighted by nature.
During this summer we met for our first shooting close to a road through the highlands of the Black Forest within the national park. The team of young and extremely motivated filmers spent several days and nights in the cold already. Clear skys and the views on the Milky Way are making exertions forgotten immediately.
Shootings for the summer film
We planned to shoot above the Lothar Trail, sunset lights in the forests and the morning fog at the wonderful lake Huzenbacher with the flying 5D Mark III. The drone – more precise an octocopter of older design in the meantime, based on MikroKopter parts – was the platform for carrying it. (Manufacturer: service-drone.com).
Night time has been very short whereas the gravel roads we drove seemed to be endless. It happend that the last flights at lake Huzenbacher were filmed by Sven with his tele lens on Panasonic Lumix GH4 at 96 frames per second (slowmotion). Exactly at that moment the octocopter lost one of its rotors.
The most beautiful pictures, captured in Magic Lantern RAW Video mode – can be seen starting next sunday at 12am MESZ within the Black Forest Adventure summer film.