ACS France: Roland Garros French Open Tournament, latest shoots and releases

by ACS France AFC newsletter n°253

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Partners of the event since 2001, our team is preparing for the annual tournament of Roland Garros, which will this year take place from the 24th of May to the 7th of June. Our A380 replica on the Cablecam®, which will be equipped with our new generation of gyro-stabilized head Shotover F1, will fly over the courts throughout the tournament!
A380 replica on the Cablecam® equipped with the Shotover F1
A380 replica on the Cablecam® equipped with the Shotover F1

Do not hesitate to meet us during the event, or to arrange a meeting: acs at

Some of our latest shoots:
_ - Spectre: ACS France works for the new James Bond
The shooting of the new and highly awaited feature film of Sam Mendes, with Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and Monica Belucci, is progressing, in particular in Rome! We joined them for shooting superb aerial images by night, on a helicopter equipped with our Shotover K1! Release date scheduled on 11th September 2015.

Technical details: Shotover K1 gyrostabilised head installed on an AS355 Twin Squirrel with our Nosestar brackets and equipped with an Arri Alexa XT, and a Panavision AWZ 40-80mm anamorphic lens.

- The Martian: with Ridley Scott in the Jordan desert
We went to the desert of Jordan for the new Ridley Scott film, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastlain, for aerial shoots with the Shotover K1. Breath-taking images, shot in tough conditions, these you will be able to discover on the 2nd December 2015!

Technical details: Shotover K1 gyrostabilised head installed on a AS 350-B3 Single Squirrel with Airfilm brackets, and equipped with a Red Dragon Camera with Angenieux lenses (24-290mm and 16-52mm).

Helicopter for aerial shoots of "The Martian"
Helicopter for aerial shoots of "The Martian"

- La Grande Cuisine: in Porto-Vecchio for the remake of ‘La Cuisine au beurre’!
We have also worked in Corsica on the feature film La Grande Cuisine, by Florent Emilio Siri, with Franck Dubosc, with our Shotover K1 and a multirotor drone equipped with a Red Epic camera and a 24mm lens.

Our work on the latest releases:
- On voulait tout casser, by Philippe Guillard, shot par Ludovic Colbeau-Justin; released the 3rd of June 2015 (Helicopter + Shotover K1).
- Jurassic World, by Colin Trevorrow, shot by John Schwartzman, ASC; released the 10th of June 2015 (Shotover K1).
- La Résistance de l’air, by Fred Grivois, shot by Glynn Speeckaert, SBC; released the 17th of July 2015 (Helicopter + Shotover K1).
- Spy, by Paul Feig, shot by Robert D. Yeoman, ASC; released the 17th of June 2015 (Shotover K1).