Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Moreno twins sent in more great shots and a video

Good day's sailing!!!
Starboard Windsurfing Severne Sails Anfi Flymount

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sam Latham in El Médano, Canarias

Syncro jump — with George Bowles and Sam Latham in El Médano, Canarias, Spain.

Windsurfing video - on the Rhine

Shot with a Flymount this windsurfing video is filmed on the Rhine and it's a dangerous river, see what you think!


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Nice explanation of the Flymount Original's versatility by George at Big Winds, Hood River, Oregon, USA

George at Big Winds, Hood River, Oregon gives you a simple explanation of the Flymount Original's versatility and capability in the windsurfing arena - including references to Mountain Biking, cars and other sports that extent your Flymount's useability. Here's Big Winds' Facebook page

Monday, 23 February 2015

What is the Flymount S1 for iPhone?

We created the Flymount S1 because so many people told us they always had their iPhone with them, even snowboarding or mountain biking - and they often tried to use it to shoot quick videos for sharing. They also told us that they had smashed quite a few iPhones!
So they wanted a helmet mounting solution.
The problem with wearing your iPhone on a helmet, probably one the best positions, is that the iPhone shoot flat on to the direction of travel - and it's ugly and cumbersome that way.
Our solution - and it's taken us 3 years of design and lens evolution - was to put the iPhone (4 & 5) into a very strong waterproof virgin polycarbonate casing and let the lens see through our patent pending 90º forward facing wide angle lens.
This allows a simple and elegant side mounting system, with easy angle adjustment,  either side - or top mounted for a different view and orientation.
The lens system is solid state, optically coated and very rugged with excellent results.
Of course, you can hand hold the Flymount S1 for low down shots, using a wrist strap for security, and it's virtually anonymous - very discreet if you are doing some street stuff.
It looks great for really low shots at ground level - and if it all goes horribly wrong the virgin polycarbonate shell will protect your expensive phone from shock and water.
This is what it looks like in the snow;

Simon Grainger with the Flymount S1 for iPhone 4 & 5 snowboarding in the alps

Simon Grainger, product designer and leading CAD person on the development of the Flymount S1 casing technology, took an early prototype to the Alps in Europe for some product testing this January.
The results have been very good and convincing - proving the product in harsh conditions.
It looks like production will start in the next 2 months, we are pulling off the first pristine moulds  now and I'll be taking them down to the Spanish Sierra Nevada in March for some mountain biking and tests of the remote control in real conditions.
Here is what the Flymount S1 for iPhones 4 & 5 looks like in the European Alps.

New Flymount S1 with iPhone 5 in the snowy mountains

Jeff Howard of PKS, working with Flymount on the new Flymount S1 for iPhones is seen here stress testing and shooting footage in Colorado.
The new Flymount S1 is now in the final stages of production and we are just tweaking the software and hardware for reliability and function. Field testing has been underway for several months and the feedback has been great - the S1 means you can shoot wideangle footage with your iPhone while snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, skateboarding and many other sports. The unique patented lens system rotates and widens the view, the virgin polycarbonate case withstands shock and immersion and protects your precious iPhone while you enjoy your action sport.
The Flymount S1's unique adjustable mounting system allows you to mount on either side or top of your helmet for ultimate versatility and shooting variety.
More to follow.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Utterly amazing Hyperlapse video of Dubai by Rob Whitworth

Dubai Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

I've never been fond of Dubai - mainly because I've aways been shooting there in the heat, or in transit to Bahrain or Johannesburg or somewhere, so I've not been able to rave about it. But in the hands of an expert videographer like Rob Whitworth it becomes magical.
This is what he says:

"My first impression of Dubai was that of super-tall buildings jutting out of the desert sand. However, after 3 months of exploration, research and filming, my lasting impression is of the eternal wonder of the desert and the importance it holds for the Emirati people.
Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul.
A special thank you to Dubai Film for making this project possible and for providing the extraordinary access which enabled me to realise this story.
If you want to see more..."

An extended version of the airport baggage scene, from plane arrival to luggage cart in 4K here:
And also the creek scene in full, the original of this is 13500px (13.5K) across however in 4k here:
Sound Design: Slava Pogorelsky
Rob Whitworth

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Flymount S1 for iPhone mounted on bike helmet - alternative top mounting position

The new Flymount S1 for iPhones is ultra versatile.
Side mounted you get full-on wide angle view from either side of your helmet - but you can also use it on top for a counter-intuitive but very effective portrait video - ideal for sharing on other smart phones.
Coming from a conventional video background I have shied away from the portrait view video but it works really well, much better than I imagined, because it's a natural way to view your phone. The wide angle of the Flymount means you can shoot great action sequences, using the remote, and analyze the footage if you are working on a move. Or you can just catch things as they happen rather than recording hours of footage for a few minutes of highlights.
Here's the Flymount S1 on top of a vented bike helmet.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Lars Petersen topless windsurfing in 4ºC

We get some wonderfully crazy people using Flymounts and I'm delighted to show you these lovely images from Lars Petersen. You can see why the Vikings did so well!

 Lars Petersen sailing with his Flymount:
"Winter bathing is healthy they say. I tried to take that one level up today!"

 Today's stats: Middles 09 Feb.
Windgusts: 40+ Knots.
Air: 6 C Water: 4 C
Chill factor: brrrr 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Beautiful shots with a Flymount by Oscar Carmichael

These shots by Oscar Carmichael really do show a keen aesthetic sense and brilliantly bring the feeling of place to me - wow! Flymounts are so versatile.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Winter SUP sessions with Francesco Leggio:

Francesco Leggio doing some winter SUP sessions, filming wth his Flymount

Hajo Rauschhofe - Sunset Freeride to Wave Session with Flymount at Wissant

Hajo Rauschhofe writes

"After starting in the morning and a whole day of windsurfing near Wissant the wind dropped in the afternoon. However, 22°C in mid-October invited for a Sunset Session and some wave riding with a 150l Fanatic Shark and a 8 sqm (!) “wave”-sail and Flymount.
Windsurfing moments to share."