An exciting/busy end of summer for ACS France

par ACS France La Lettre AFC n°258

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ACS France have lately been involved in the shooting of three French feature films. We present you our Shotover F1 and our last feature films released.

Our last projects :
We took part in the shooting of Demain tout commence, directed Hugo Gélin and shot by Nicolas Massart (no release date yet) : The history of a man who unexpectedly becomes a father. He is going to look after the mother, who left for a new life. He is going to end-up as a stuntman in a TV shows…
An exciting day for shooting by helicopter with the Shotover K1 equipped with a Red Epic Dragon camera and the Angénieux 25-250mm lens. Around 3 hours oversea filming several images of the actors on a boat.

Préparation de tournage
Photo Steve Desbrow

Second French feature film shot, Retour chez ma mère, directed by Eric Lavaine (no release date yet), featuring Alexandra Lamy and shot by François Hernandez. We filmed by helicopter with the Shotover K1 equipped with the Arri Alexa Mini and the Angénieux 24-290mm lens. Luc Poullain was piloting the aircraft and Steve Desbrow was operating the camera : we shot some images of the actors in a car, and images for the film opening.

La Shotover K1 sur le tournage de "Retour chez ma mère"
Photo ACS France

Eventually we have been involved in the shooting of the adaptation of Un sac de billes, by Christian Duguay (no release date yet) : Two brothers are fleeing across France during the German occupation of the Second World War.
We went to Czech Republic for a helicopter shooting with the Shotover F1, equipped with the Alexa Mini and the Angénieux 25-250mm. Many images captured above a forest.

La Shotover F1
Photo ACS France

The Shotover F1 :
For your projects, ACS France can provide the gyrostabilised head Shotover F1. It can be easily and quickly rigged on any motorised or moving vehicles.

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A 6 axis Gyrostabilisation which delivers unshakable footage with lenses up to 300mm and accommodates with more than 120 cameras and lenses combinations, such as :
- Alexa Mini : Angénieux 17-80, 25-250 HR/DP – Arri UWZ 9.5-18mm – Fuji 25-300mm.
- Red Epic X/Dragon : Angénieux 15-50, 17-80, 25-250 HR/DP – Arri UWZ 9.5-18 – Fuji 25-300mm.
- Sony F55 : Angénieux 15-40, 17-80, 25-250 HR/DP – Arri UWZ 9.5-18mm.

For more information, visit our page.

Releases in October and November :
- The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and shot by Dariusz Wolski ; released on October 21st (Helicopter with the Shotover K1 in Jordan)
- En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît, directed by Christian Carion and shot by Pierre Cottereau ; release on November 4th (Drone + Black Magic Camera in France)

Sur le tournage d’"En mai fait ce qu il te plait"

- 007 Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes and shot by Hoyte Van Hoytema ; release on November 21st (Helicopter with the Shotover K1 in Italy and Morocco).