It took almost exactly a year to record this clip. There were always some problems. Most often it was the lack of free time on the same day. The weather also did not spoil us and the equipment refused to cooperate when the other things were caught up.
Let’s start with the weather. Waving a towel is quite an unusual activity. Well, the towel must be properly tailored and of the right weight. What we presented in the video is usually performed in a closed room. At our place it was windy all the time. The towel would curl up or run away, and human stamina also has its limits. After several attempts, there was doubt whether it could be recorded well at all.
When we got through the crisis phase and the weather let up, the camera refused to cooperate. It was still in the warranty period so it flew back to the manufacturer. Dynamic shots (that is, most of them) were shot with the GoPro7 Black. After several days I received information that I will get a refund because the camera can not be repaired. And now what? I’m looking for a new one…there are already higher models on the market, larger in size and more expensive, which do not fit the accessories I already had. Damn. Fortunately, I found a camcorder from the show near my city (an hour’s drive one way :))
Speaking of equipment; in addition to the GoPro7 Black, I used a Nikon D750 with a Samyang 14mm lens on a tripod to record steady shots. Sometimes I also mounted it on a FeiyuTech AK2000S gimbal.
GoPro used mainly for slomo (240fps), with such a frame rate you can slow down the image very well while maintaining smoothness.
The bridge that appears in the beginning and at the end of the video has quite an interesting story. It is located in Stobnica. It was built before World War II. One could say that it is indestructible. First the Poles tried to blow it up to slow down the German troops at the beginning of the war – they failed (to destroy bridge ofc). Later, the Germans tried to destroy it when they were fleeing the Red Plague (called the Red Army) – also failed. Several decades passed and they wanted to blow it up for a movie with Tom Cruise – this idea also failed 🙂 The bridge politely stands to this day and impresses with its construction 😀
Another interesting place was Fort II in Poznan. The entrance where the two towels were thrown was the entrance to the powder magazine. It is part of a much larger structure we were on. The history of these forts is so rich that I think there will be some video of it. Then maybe I will also tell a little about them, because I mentioned Fort II and there are many more 😀
It is known that if something can go wrong it will definitely go wrong. I made another clip with small bloops 🙂 Cheers 😀