Rhythm drives the heart of every boxer as they make their way towards the ring. Through the cinematic direction of Greg Hackett and punctuated by the soulful voice of a legendary session drummer, each punch lands more powerfully than ever as Action Cam by Sony takes us into the eyes and mind of a fighter.
How it was made:
Hackett’s team created a special forearm mount that allowed the Action Cam to follow each punch as it was thrown. The boxer also wore a bicycle helmet rigged with several Action Cams to capture his point of view. Third person cameras set the stage for the preparation that goes into each fight and, in contrast, the Action Cams put us directly inside the mind and eyes of the fighter. The camera’s iPad live-view gave Hackett immediate playback capabilities while Live-View Remote allowed Director of Photography Sam Care to control the Action Cam without touching the camera.
The track and voice on the film belongs to American sessions drummer Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie recorded while giving a drum lesson on 16th Ghost Notes. To get his permission for this piece, the team tracked Purdie down through a jazz club in Philadelphia where Bernard, now in his 70s, was getting ready to take the stage.
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DIRECTOR: GREG HACKETT
PRODUCER: GEORGE ARTON
DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM CARE
EDITOR: MATT FLESTEAD
TALENT: ELLIS ZORRO, JAY LINCOLN (boxers); ANDY HAINES (trainer)
CAMERA USED: FDR-X1000VR
Full HD: 120p/100Mbps 60p/100Mbps
Advanced SteadyShot for image stabilization
Live-View Remote with full command and monitor
Zeiss lens for precision optics
Tough and splash proof body
Accessories: Universal Head Mount Kit / Monopod