I went to Burning Man for the first time in 2012. It was just 4 francophones guys in a RV but we ended up forming an international camp of almost 20 people. We went not really organized but come back completely happy and tired.
Filming Burning Man is the ultimate challenge. First because it’s dangerous for your gear. And second, it is really easy to just get side-tracked for ever. I tried to film the before during and after but really the during was only me filming 2 days out of 7. The rest of the time, I experiment with my limits and discover a new me. I really love the last part of the video, the decompression. Simon helped me film and I made the movie. Probably spend 40-50h on it! Even before drones were a thing, I had this idea to attach my gopro to an helium ballon attached itself to a fishing line. Not stable but very cool!
- Gopro 3 + Monopod
- Nikon D7000
- Premiere Pro CS6
Crossing the country (USA) east to west in one shot is hard except if you are 4 motivated friends. Just like sailors, we took turn at driving, drinking, djing and cooking. We finally made it to the Walmart Parking lot in Reno where we meet up with a few other connexions. Our Burning Man group was formed. Yes, it is hard to explain what Burning Man is to the people that never went. But what I can say is that it is the biggest, craziest adult playground there is. What is normal becomes abnormal and you can find a connexion with anybody. This experience changed me forever and gave me a funky twisted positive look at our Humanity.