Among the skydivers in the film are five-time world champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffett from Soul Flyers, who were invited to Melbourne to coach some of Australia’s leading skydiver talent. Not necessarily your average skydive, but that’s part of what makes this film so special.
We love the simplicity, and how Betty Wants In's approach takes a windy, violent and adrenaline-filled activity and suspends it for a completely new perspective. An expression of the spiritual and ethereal nature of skydiving, rather than a raw documentation of the physical experience, each shot leaves a haunting impression.
We've been seeing more and more footage that expands on the capabilities of the GoPro camera with the AfterEffects plug-in Twixtor, and have had some fun playing with it ourselves. This combination of hardware and software produces a look that's similar to the RED or the incredible Phantom cameras that can create extreme slow motion footage, while going places that those higher-end cameras generally cannot.