Two cameras mounted on one Steadicam - The Making of "Lumifi Your Life"
The Academy Award winning Steadicam, invented in the 1970s by Garrett
Brown, is a device worn by an operator and is fitted normally with one
camera and a counterbalance weight. For the Lumifi shoot, two cameras
Were mounted on one Steadicam, shooting in unison two characters that
interact as college roommates.
This is a comprehensive behind the scenes documentary highlighting
Mission Film's production of the "Lumifi Your Life" music video produced for
the Maryland based company Lumifi, LLC.
The video reveals a completely original use of the Steadicam camera
stabilization system by repurposing it to mount two cameras shooting
simultaneously in opposite directions. The resulting effect is a film
industry first, marrying together two real-time images with a side by
Side split screen.
Panavision Hollywood, the motion picture industry leader of supplied
Cameras and representatives from Tiffen, makers of Steadicam, agree that the
technique used for ³Lumifi Your Life² has never before been achieved in
The 30-year history of the Steadicam.
Steadicam operator Jim Ball, whose credits include HBO's award winning
series "The Wire," was incredibly enthusiastic when contacted about the
project. Ball was able to overcome a seemingly insurmountable number of
technical and creative obstacles to successfully navigate the precision
The music video was made to highlight Lumifi, an interactive research
And collaboration portal. Lumifi¹s proprietary software analyzes the
relationships between words to produce contextual insight not possible
With traditional indexing or search technologies.
Lumifi is a serious tool, and a music video is a counter-intuitive
Component in promoting it. With the groundbreaking Steadicam
accomplishment, Mission Film, Director Eric Blair, Producer Justin
Beckenheimer and Cinematographer Charlie Anderson successfully created a
visual experience as unique and industry defining as the Lumfi portal
Now that this technique has proven to be viable the filmmakers involved
Look forward to nurturing it to even more complex levels when motivated by
"Lumifi Your Life" - nical References - w.steadicam.com / w.panavision.com
Client - w.Lumifi.com
Title - The Making of "Lumifi Your Life"
Agency - Mission Media, Baltimore
Creative Director - Todd Harvey
Production Company - Mission Film
Director - Eric Blair
Producer - Justin Beckenheimer
Director of Photography - Charlie Anderson
Steadicam Operator - Jim Ball
Vocals - Brandon Walker / Scott Wallace Brown
Actor - Jesse Singer
Ukulele - Skizz Cyzyk
Melodica - Scott Wallace Brown
Original Music - Skizz Cyzyk , A.S.S.S. (Awkward Sounds of Scott and
Original Lyrics - Jeff Alphin, Jane King - Mission Film
EPK - Andrew Dickinson
Still Photography - Shaun Bingham, Jennifer Smutek
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