I'm sort of at a loss for words about how ridiculously cool this short film is. Directed by Christian Pfeil, A Short Story of Marriage was shot using a RED Epic X attached to a remote control OM-Copter, which is what really kicks this thing up a notch in terms of creativity and level of difficulty. And then you get this gorgeous location where the film was shot, east of Berlin, Germany, which may look familiar since it was also featured in Inglorious Basterds and Enemy at the Gates. Add to that some excellent fight choreography, and the fact that the whole thing was shot in two takes, and it just takes your breath away, really.
The logistics of this seem frightening and somewhat calming all at the same time, and the seamless flow of the shot -- thanks to a rig that can essentially move anywhere it wants -- makes for some wonderful footage. Pfeil's next experiment will involve two pilots instead of one, and we definitely want to see what that looks like. Fortunately a lot more people will be able to see this technology in a much bigger way as Peter Jackson also used the OM-Copter while shooting scenes for The Hobbit, due out next year. From there, for Hollywood, the sky really is the limit (no pun intended).
A SHORT STORY OF MARRIAGE from Christian Pfeil on Vimeo.
CineStar 3 Axis Gimbal from tabb firchau on Vimeo.