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Volkswagon Road Trip with Foxtel

The Filthy crew hit the road with Foxtel for an epic shoot down the South East Coast of Australia for Volkswagon and "Coast Australia".

The magnificent Great Ocean Road, Victoria.

The magnificent Great Ocean Road, Victoria.

The goal was to showcase three new Volkswagon vehicles on scenic coast road trips in south eastern Australia.  This meant a really diverse bunch of shooting environments and styles would be required.  Hosted by Brendan Moar, there were pieces to camera, in vehicle shooting, car mounts, car-to-car, drive bys and aerial shots.  This meant quite a lot of equipment needed and also having to work fast, which can be quite a challenge. 

The main camera for the shoot was the Sony F55 shooting in Slog 3, but we also had 2 Sony A7s cameras. One mounted permanently to the Movi, which we used as a remote head for vehicle tracking shots.  We used the "Toad in the Hole" mounting system on a Spyder suction mount kit on the rear of the car.  Mounted the Movi inverted and ran a monitor from inside the car controlling the Movi as a remote head.  This was a really quick and effective way to get dynamic tracking shots whenever we saw a great piece of scenery to take advantage of.

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A new addition to the kit was the Sigma 24-105 Art series lens which was an absolute work horse on this shoot.  The F55 with the 24-105 is very versatile when shooting in HD.  You can choose centre crop and effectively doubl your focal length without changing the lens which gives you a range of 24-210mm.

The world famous Bells Beach

The world famous Bells Beach

When doing some run n gun doco style shooting it's a real time saver.  This shoot had so many wonderful locations to shoot in like gorgeous beaches, a lighthouse and the twists and turns of the Great Ocean Road. My favourite being the Great Ocean Road at the 12 Apostles. Stunning scenery and light.