See how GoPro cameras were used to their limits in behind-the-scenes footage of Green Renaissance’s short film Flying Rhinos.
Last year, Capetonian production company Green Renaissance released Flying Rhinos, a short film documenting the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, which involved moving 19 critically endangered black rhinos to their new home in Limpopo.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the documentary, which was mainly shot on GoPro cameras.
“On a recent job for WWF, Green Renaissance team were asked to capture the moving of Black Rhino for the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion project. GoPro kindly loaned the Green Renaissance team a few sets of cameras for this project, and this allowed us to capture some unique footage. We usually film on Nikon DSLR cameras, but when necessary we use GoPros to get images in this tricky and hard to reach situations. Ordinarily on film shoots, it is just the film crew who get involved – but the beauty of the GoPro camera is that it is a point and shoot and that everyone gets involved in coming up with ideas about how and where to use it, and setting it up. On this project the conservation team and helicopter pilots all played a role in using GoPros to capture unique footage. We have seen, globally, how GoPros have been used to showcase extreme sports – we want to start utilising GoPros more going forward to showcase the unique animal diversity within South Africa.”
Here’s the original short documentary for those that have not seen it yet: