Sony Mobile has partnered with Red Bull to produce a BMX video with pro biker Kriss Kyle. The video called ‘Kaleidoscope’ shows Kriss Kyle navigating a complex moving indoor set. Sony has also produced four short behind the scenes videos that were made with the help of the Xperia Z5 Premium.
The handset was used to highlight some of its best features such as the 0.03 second autofocus, Steadyshot, shooting 4K video and 5x Clear Zoom. Of course, using the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K screen to watch back the footage is also touted. You can check out the main video below, including four behind-the-scenes vids below.
Kriss Kyle: Kaleidoscope
Kriss Kyle comment: “It was an absolutely incredible experience, one that I would do over and over again if I had the chance. To be able to take BMX out of the confines of an existing skate park and to let your imagination lead the way was unreal. Filming my performance on the Xperia Z5 Premium was cool, because the clarity of the 4k display helped me to see each split-second so clearly when I played the footage back, helping me see ways to improve and innovate and make some of my dream lines a reality.”
Warren Saunders, Sony Mobile UK & Ireland comment: “Some of the challenges involved in this video are absolutely mind-blowing, especially the moments involving trampolines and the spiral. I’m glad we have these extra clips that show the thinking behind some of the best tricks. Using the Xperia Z5 Premium, we were able to capture the crazy angles that larger cameras can’t shoot and develop a film that brings the colour and optical illusions from the set to life.”
Behind the scenes: ‘The spiral’ shot in 4K
Behind the scenes: ‘The falling L’ featuring steadyshot
Behind the scenes: ‘The curved wall’ featuring 0.03s autofocus
Behind the scenes: ‘The rollercoaster rail’ featuring 5 x zoom