Freshly released by Springfield Armory, is The Saint. Its the first AR platform from Springfield Armory and I was there to help document the group of writers doing through their introduction, training and shooting drills in Las Vegas.
Epicosity, an agency in Sioux Falls, works directly with Springfield Armory on their marketing. Collin McKenzie and I met with their team to figure out how to best capture the events that were planned, knowing that safety was the utmost concern. They wanted the options of high frame rate capture and unique angles. After showing them the Polecam, the decision was made to put the Sony FS5 on it and go to town. Travis Berg and Collin also ran FS5s for complete coverage.
We spent some long days on the range outside Las Vegas, but got some great footage. We did sweeping product shots then right to camera angles into the shooters with shells flying out at the lens. Direct overhead shots and floating portraits of the targets about to be taken out.
Here is a finished product. One of many.
That was Popper Palooza.They also did pistol training, tactical engagement, long range shooting and simulation environments. We also shot interviews with a bunch of different writers and presenters to get their impressions of the event and the NEW Saint. The event capped off with the Field of Chaos.
Below are some stills of the event. Polecam did more than pull its own weight. Reaching out to 20 feet we got over and back into the shooters faces while they were on the range. We could position to look almost directly down the barrel while they engaged targets. And we could reposition from range to range in a matter of minutes to cover different events; from product demos to tactical in a beat. For the simulation event, we simply perched it up over the wall and could see everything happening in real time.
The Field of Chaos was something else. 300+ garden gnomes and zombies with tannerite. There were also inflatables, holiday decorations and two cars set with charges. You can see it all in the video. This was done at night with an 18K as the primary range light. It illuminating most of a mountain after helping the helicopters land… Yes, this is my actual job.