31-Jan-2011 Source: Aerial Filmworks
The hit show â€œHawaii Five-0â€ contracted Aerial Filmworks to provide the Cineflex V14HD and camera operators for the latest aerial scenes. The crew filmed on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. â€œThe Cineflex allowed us to quickly film a number of sequences at a wide variety of locations,â€ states Mark Gerasimenko, one of Hawaii Five-Oâ€™s camera operators. â€œWe shot on 3 different islands over two days, and the Cineflex footage immediately was edited into next weekâ€™s show. And most important, the Cineflex is easy to ship and fast to install which really helps our budgets.â€
Gray Mitchell, Aerial Filmworkâ€™s camera operator, along with Gerasimenko, teamed up with pilot Josh Lang ofÂ Paradise Helicopters. Using the powerful Bell 407 allowed the crew the flexibility and speed to carry a full fuel load and move between scenes that included lave flows from the Kilauea volcano, waterfalls, car chases, and air-to-air sequences. â€œI love working with the Cineflex V14. The system is lightweight and we never miss a shot,â€ observes Lang. â€œI look forward to working with Gray, Mark, and the Cineflex V14 again.â€
One of the most memorable moments for Gerasimenko was filming a motorcycle scene withÂ Chin Ho, one of the characters played by actorÂ Daniel Dae Kim. With the robust image stabilization of the system and versatility of the Fujinon 42x 9.7mm lens, the aerial team pulled off a shot that started with an incredibly tight close-up of the real actor while he was riding the motorcycle and widen out to see a huge Hawaiian vista.
Hawaii Five-0 airs on Monday nights at 10pm EST.
About Aerial Filmworks LLC
Aerial Filmworks provides high-definition video Cineflex camera systems and services to the international entertainment, documentary and corporate marketplace. Highly regarded by award-winning clients, the Cineflex V14 HD provides the highest level of image gyro-stabilization. Aerial Filmworks is a highly responsive company with over 20 years of aerial photography and filming experience. Dedicated to providing Cineflex V14HD systems and services, experienced aerial filming crews work on location over 250 days a year.
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