Our Rollerblading/Parkour Camera Operator Daniel Ilabaca was hired to operate the high action sports scenes on this Sports Direct Commercial.
Kit used: Movi Pro, Alexa Mini LF, Master Primes.
Having worked as a sound engineer for over 22 years, Paul has a wealth of experience in all areas of audio post-production. Whether it’s sound design, dialogue editing, noise reduction or mixing, he recognises the importance of audio to any production and works on the principle that sound is 50% of the experience.
Paul has an exceptional technical background, having worked on thousands of productions from TV shows to corporate videos for major organisations, and theatrical feature releases.
He is one of only a handful of people in Europe to be certified as an Avid Expert instructor for Pro Tools, the industry standard audio post-production software.
He also runs the Sound for Film, Games & TV course at the renowned Spirit Studios in Manchester and teaches modules on some of their degree courses. Whether it’s a straight forward stereo production or a full surround sound mix for a huge feature, Paul has an in-depth knowledge of technical standards, including loudness specifications for film, broadcast and streaming platforms.
When Paul isn’t doing something sound related, he is usually doing parkour, something which he’s been practicing on a weekly basis since 2005.
The connection to Paul with Stunt Camera Crew began many years ago in the Parkour community and his extensive experience with Parkour gives him a unique advantage in movement sound design.
Wanting to make your Parkour action scene come to life? There isn’t anyone better qualified to bring on board.
With over 10 years of professional experience working on major Hollywood films, Adam has been used for his flair for creativity and talent in filmmaking as an Action Designer and Fight Coordinator in multi-million dollar productions.
Additionally Adam has stunt doubled actors such Ryan Reynolds on 6 Underground and Hitman’s Bodyguard, Michael Fassbender on Assassin’s Creed, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye on Avengers – Age of Ultron to name a few.
Noah is a Swiss drone specialist who has worked in the toughest scenarios with various brands and institutions.
Over the last 6 years Noah has gained tons of experience in the Aerial / FPV industry. He will take any rig you can imagine into the air and fly it any way he can to capture footage that was previously unthinkable.
Having grown up with the best of British Freerunning talent, Claudiu found himself moving away from his web-design roots to film, edit and photograph the newly discovered extreme sport at a time when its popularity was increasing daily.
Claudiu’s history with Freerunning started in 2003 following a feature on Channel 4’s Transworld Sports series. Soon after, he joined the Urban Freeflow Forums – the World’s first English-speaking Parkour community – when there were less than 10 people involved. The next decade consisted of travelling the world documenting the immense rise in Parkour and Freerunning as part of the most commercially successful Parkour and Freerunning Company to date.
His first self-produced and directed Freerunning production, Storm Freerun – Volume 1, became a viral hit and has since been licensed by the likes of Audi and Red Bull. This led to him directing several action sports-related content for the likes of Nokia & Nike, as well being the only Freerunning based video Director featured in Channel 4′s urban sports documentary Concrete Circus.
Claudiu now works as a freelance Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Editor and Photographer. He is also one of very few people who can say they’ve operated a MoVi and Steadicam rig while on inline and ice skates.
Alec Taylor is a UK based Camera Assistant/Filmmaker. Always having a passion for the moving image and cameras started his career in the feature film industry working as a Camera Assistant.
Having had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest budget Hollywood films of the past 5 years he gained experience being on sets alongside the biggest Filmmakers of this generation.
Now alongside working on feature films, he takes prides working with Stunt Camera Crew.
Head over to Alec’s IMDb to find out more about the productions he has worked on.
Will began as a Free Runner in 2005, now with 15 years of experience of being an athlete. Will has worked as an athlete/stuntman in things such as feature film Mary Poppins Returns, working with director Jason Statham, Performing in front of hundreds of thousands in many live performances, Motion Capture for Call of Duty. This gave Will the experience of being in front and behind the camera. Will has also competed in the worlds biggest Free Running competition Red Bull Art of Motion placing in the finals many times.
Since day 1 of Free Running Will has always filmed his own Youtube videos of training, which soon developed into working in big productions behind the camera. Will has worked in Short Films, Commercials, Music Video, Corporate and of course Sport Films. With over 12 years of professional experience behind the camera, Will has worked with brands such as Barbour International, Discovery Channel, Omega, Chanel, Skoda, Tag Heuer, & Netflix.
Will is originally from the Isle of Man but now is based in Brighton UK, working regularly in London.
Growing up as a figure skater on the ice rink transitioning into Parkour with over 20 years experience, Daniel has worked in front of the camera for more than 10 years.
Traveling and teaching all over to world he found himself in some interesting situations. From racing an olympic show jumper for german television to racing against Tog Gear co-star James May through the streets of Liverpool, Daniel has found himself working along side such Directors like Jon Favreau and DOP Matthew Libatique.
Through his 9 year career as a stunt performer in Hollywood and Bollywood Films, Daniel later began choreographing movement on set which later led him to Stunt Co-ordinating commercials which involved Parkour/speed running/chase scenes multiple action sequences.
With his understanding of movement and where to place the camera for the best angles Daniel more recent as taken on the role of DOP shooting the action itself and working closely with the athlete/actors to achieve the impossible. He finds his background on the Ice rink and rollerblades very useful to capture the high energy moments whilst operating a Red Monstro with Movi Rig in hand.
MTV Ultimate Parkour Challenge TV Series 1-6 1st Place Winner
RMP 5Gum Commercial – Director Jon Favreau
Star Wars – Han Solo / Stunt double
Singularity – Stunt Double – Starring Josh Harnett
Stunt Co-ordinator – Target Colour Changes Everything
Tog Gear – Parkour Vs Car
Sky Sports – Commercial Lead Actor
Sky Mobile – Commercial Lead Actor
National Geographic – FightScience Stunt Performer
Drone – Stunt Double
28 weeks Later – Featured Infected Zobie
Singh Is Kig – Stunt Double: Akshay Kumar
Unglaublich German TV Showjumping Race
BSkyB – Stunts/Choreographer
Mercedes Commercial – Stunt/Actor
Chemical Brothers Music Video – Midnight Madness: Lead Actor