3D Skate Tricks From Tony Hawk


Inition has been in Berlin and Brighton, shooting skateboarding veteran Tony Hawk on his European tour. Working with Boomerang Productions, Inition shot Tony giving press interviews and performing skate tricks at a number of locations including performances on the vert ramp, Europe’s largest half pipe.

Inition shot everything on Toshiba 1080i cameras, a compact lightweight mini-cam ideal for this type of shoot where the set-up needs to be ultra mobile to capture this fast paced sport. Nano Flash Recorders were attached as well as a StereoBrain Processor for live monitoring and alignment adjustments.

On the Berlin shoot 3 camera positions were adopted, two opposing ramp side positions and one at the flat of the half pipe to give good overall coverage of the action. Iniiton completed the 3D edit from the 2D edited sequence. The 3D footage was used to create a half hour TV programme which aired on French TV channel Canal + in October.