Director of (high-speed) photography Chris Bryan has a jaw-dropping resume. His list of clients includes names like Warner Bros., Ray-Ban, Toyota, Billabong, the Discovery Channel, and a dozen more all sharing the same high profile.
But cinema’s self-described “water man” might have set a new high for himself with this 4k surfer footage captured at a stunning 1,000 frames per second. To get the shots, Bryan used his own design of underwater housing to waterproof three different cameras—including a $140,000 Phantom 4k Flex—and recorded seventeen surfers as they braved some glorious looking waves.
Each frame (all 300,000+ it took to make this six-minute clip) would make a perfect print—supporting our theory, once again, that water and slow motion are the perfect combination:
[Video: Chris Bryan Films]
Matt Siegel writes about 4k waves, underwater footage, and slow motion video for VideoBlocks.