Under the Canopy: VR in The Amazon

We’re always on the hunt for projects that line up with our goals and values as filmmakers. We were thrilled to get a call asking us to handle all of the camera motion for a Conservation International VR piece in the Amazon. Our team worked closely with Jaunt to design camera rigs that would meet the specifications of the shots laid out in their storyboard. This involved custom designing a drone, a cable cam system and enlisting a rigging team to safely secure points in the canopy for our various motion systems. There were a lot of technical complications with operating our equipment in isolated Amazonian locations, but our team was able to overcome the challenges and achieve some cutting edge shots. We continue to work with Jaunt and other high-end VR production companies to help them achieve complex shots.