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With a quest to take the Bentley Continental GT Speed road car to it’s maximum velocity, the British auto-maker headed to the Australian Outback, and the unrestricted speeds of the Stuart Highway.
Piloted by legendary Australian motor-racer, John Bowe, the expectation was to reach 200mph. With safety of utmost concern, a 20km stretch of highway outside of Alice Springs was closed in 20-minute intervals, with aerial support spotting for errant wildlife and human intervention.
DP Matthew GORMLY travelled from Sweden to Australia for the two-day shoot, serving a long-held British client. Joining Matt in photography was Australian aerial specialist Peter BEEH, who provided the Shotover H1 stabilising system for aerial and car-to-car photography, along with camera assistant/Shotover-technician Bastien CHAPIGNAC.
Primary photography originated on 2 x Sony F55’s, Matt’s ably supplied by Sydney’s VAhire.com and sporting a set of Arri Master Primes. In-car & secondary photography on Travmatt’s Canon C300, with external car-mounts & timelapse captured on Canon 5D Mk3, and GoPro rigs with PolarPro polarizers.
Director: Adam KALETA. DP’s: Matthew Gormly & Peter Beeh. Camera Assistant/Shotover Technician: Bastien CHAPIGNAC. Location Sound: Matty VAUGHAN