After traveling to Moab, Utah to test out the new Sony Alpha 7S III, Sony Artisan Renan Ozturk shared his thoughts on the camera. “It was like having night vision,” he said, describing how he used it to document the thrilling art form of climbing and highlining, all while in the darkness. Now the video he created with Sony Artisan Taylor Rees, shot entirely with the Alpha 7S III, is complete and ready to be watched. See it below and learn more about how they used Sony’s new low-light master to bring the project to life.
Adventure filmmakers Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees release “Moonwalk,” a short film shot entirely with the new Alpha 7S III.
“This whole project is a tribute to the art forms of climbing and highlining,” said Ozturk. “We’ve shot many different highlines in this same valley before, but have never been able to capture anything at this level, and in complete darkness. To be able to realize our full vision, we needed to show our friend Andy Lewis (@sketchyandylewis) on the line in front of the full moon, with the magnitude of the landscape included as well. That’s where the dynamic range and low-light capability of the Alpha 7S III really started to shine—it was like having night vision.”
Using the new camera to capture such intense footage allowed for Ozturk, Rees, and their team to really push the limit, both technologically and creatively.
”This art form has progressed over the last 10 years to some of the most incredible places. It just comes down to where you can imagine these lines and where you can set up these art installations. We wanted to use the greatest technology we could get our hands on and were lucky to use the Alpha 7S III. It took a lot of preparation and planning to line everything up the way we wanted.”
“We had guys just running through the desert with no actual stabilization on the camera with the moon up there. It was the type of situation that would accentuate camera shake, but you can really notice the lack of rolling shutter. You just don’t see it that much which was pretty cool. You also couldn’t run through that kind of terrain with a larger camera."