Instead of letterboxing, selectively we will sometimes make a video much wider than a 16:9 aspect ratio. I think it suits this fashion show piece well. For this piece we shot almost entirely at 4k at 60fps using the Canon 85mm f/1.2 and the 70-200mm. Most of the light leaks used for transition points were done in camera by waving a small prism in front of the lens. The 4k files on the 1Dxii eat through data. We shot 80GB in 1.5hrs of coverage! Also used throughout for the moving shots is the Sony A7sii on a MOVI M5 gimbal by Freefly. It was a privilege to cover one of the most well-run outdoor fashion shows in the south.
In Race City USA, otherwise known as Mooresville, NC, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Danica Patrick were among the drivers who swapped their firesuits for cocktail attire and waltzed down the runway, each holding the hand of one of the nine children battling cancer. The Martin Truex Jr Foundation has put on this “Catwalk” event for seven years. It is spearheaded by Sherry Pollex, recent cancer survivor and longtime girlfriend of Truex Jr. The 2016 event raised almost $400,000.00 for pediatric cancer research.
I worked with Stacee Michelle, a Charlotte-based E! on-air host and personality. She deftly handled the backstage interviews with the drivers.