Friday March 9th 2012 – Robin Elledge
Although it’s not a helicopter operator, the boutique film production company known as Brain Farm has become synonymous with spectacular helicopter cinematography.
An all-black MD 500 flies over the ocean, heading to landfall. Perched a couple hundred feet above the crashing waves on the oceanside cliffs is an ultra-modern home with large glass windows, where a beautiful woman is putting a final coat of polish on her toenails. The MD 500 continues toward the trendy home, finally clearing the peninsula outcropping that had been obscuring it from the woman’s view. When she notices the sinister-looking aircraft, the woman jumps from her chair and the familiar and thunderous strains of AC/DC’s Back in Black erupts as the MD 500 buzzes the house.
Hollywood at its best: a trailer for a new Bond film? Not quite. The clip has all the look and feel of Bond, but it’s actually a Visa Black commercial, choreographed down to the second by Brain Farm Digital Cinema.
Based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Brain Farm is known for its innovative use of the latest technology to get uncompromising, visually stunning video from a variety of locations around the world. Whether it’s a commercial for Visa or the recently released snowboarding filmThe Art of Flight, Brain Farm is known for extreme visuals, extreme locations and aerial footage that often leave clients and audiences breathless.
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