I finally found some time to write about the making of the movie Red Bull Cedric Dumont meets the inventor of parachutes, which we filmed in September this year in windy Šibenik, Croatia. The way there deserves its own post so I will write about it some other day. I can only say that it was very windy as you can see on the photos below.
On Saturday we went to the fortress above the city and started to shoot the interviews with B.A.S.E. jumper Cedric Dumont. It was windy up there, which was difficult for sound recording, but we were more concerned with the wind in relation with the jump. In case the wind was to strong the jump would be cancelled.
After we did the interviews, we went to the city where we filmed the scene in which Cedric looks for Faust Vrančić’s birth house. We walked the narrow streets looking for interesting houses and details. We filmed with Canon EOS 7D (B&H link) on Glidetrack slider and Manfrotto tripod (B&H link). We used Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM – B&H link with Shoot 35 FLEXIgear Lens Gears and Follow Focus..
Later we went through the city and shoot announcement presented by croatian actor Mario Petreković as Faust Vrančić. I didn’t tell you that there was an annual medieval fair in Šibenik that weekend so we had a perfect opportunity to shoot historical enactment of parachute invention.
We went to lunch afterwards. There we had to take decision about the jump, because it was time to leave for the airport to prepare for the jump. I was supposed to setup the cameras on the plane to record the takeoff. Half way to the Zadar airport we decided to cancel the jump because the wind was to gusty. We went back to record the missing shots.
When the day finished we had all the shots where we needed Cedric in, who was leaving early next morning. Next day we filmed in Zadar but this is for another post in which I will tell you about the scenes where Faust invents the parachute and goes to Venice to test it.