Monday, December 21, 2009

Wingsuits: Powered by Cisco

Iwan van der Schoor,, a fellow NorCal jumper and wingsuit pilot, contracted Ill Vision to work on a promotional video for Cisco this fall.

All aerial footage was completed in 2 days, thanks to Ed Pawlowski co-ordinating shot sequences with Iwan for in-air shots, and the production crew, headed by Laura Marks, Tim Fink Productions, for landing shots.

Ed Pawlowski and David 'dingo' Royer from Ill Vision and So Cal wingsuit expert Brian Drake pulled together their flying skills and got the needed shots. Producer Laura Marks was having a blast, she did a tandem the same day, stayed for beers afterwards and is working with Ed to learn the sport!

TonySuits built custom S-Birds for the shoot, they were ready and at the DZ in less than 10 days, amazing turn-around time.

Iwan customized his camera helmet to fit the Sony XDCAM-EX1 with great results, watch the clarity and color below:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wing Suit Record 2009, Elsinore.

This year again, we were part of the Wing Suit Record attempt in Skydive Elsinore, California. Taya Weiss and were organizing this amazing event. After 5 days, on November 11th 2009, we got a new record: 68 people, slot perfect formation! More than just a record, this event was also a fund raising for non-profit which helps kids to graduate.

Chief Captain Ed was leading our plane, motivating all of us, espically for the freezing cold 6 am morning starts! Surprisingly, he only had to give a few yellow cards to a few badly behaved individuals. Kenneth Gajda, Alex Frey, Craig Poxon, David Gershfeld and former team member Cliff Ryder were all wearing red and purple team suits!

Devon Steigerwald stayed we us in Elsinore for a couple days, shooting many awesome picture. Amazing what a professional photographer can do! Above pictures are courtesy of Devon.

The Ill Vision tent was set with all the comfort you can expect: chairs, picnic table, a cooler of beverages, snacks, etc. After a well spent day participants were welcome to come grab a drink.

After the official record jumps, Top Gun and Ill Vison teams planned an ambitious formation. Sadely, the weather did not cooperate and the "Top Vision" (or "Ill Gun") jump was only a dirt dive. But it will happen sooner or later!

Photographer and friend Michelle Hood brought all her equipment for a photo-shoot. Jhonny felt the need to customize the picture a little and give it his own touch!