Formula E 'Leap of Faith' - 360° Video
REWIND, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Formula E, the most innovative and forward-thinking series in motorsport, wanted to take fans behind the scenes and give them unparalleled access to a gripping stunt - Damien Walters’ backflip over a Formula E car.
The world-renowned stuntman was the first person to carry out a completely blind car-dodge. To fully capture the amazing feat, both traditional (filmed by Little Dot studios) and 360° videos were created.
Walters, who has worked as a stunt double for the likes of Daniel Craig (Skyfall) and Michael Fassbender (Assassin’s Creed) partnered with experienced stunt driver, Alistair Whitton, (The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, and Jason Bourne) to carry out the stunt in Mexico.
A custom car rig was used; it was designed to stay mounted despite the high speeds the car needed to reach. Once captured, the biggest challenge faced by the team was delivering high-quality stitch on the fast-moving scenery, while still keeping the car and driver accurately stitched, despite their proximity to camera.