Sachtler’s Ace M provides fluid movement for surf documentary

Filmmaker Kellen Keene captures California surfer with the Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon d800s and GoPro 3.


Ace M Canon 5D Mark II fluid head GoPro 3 Kellen Keene Nikon d800 Sachtler surfing documentary Vitec Videocom

For his documentary about California-based surf photographer Chris Burkard, filmmaker Kellen Keene works with the Ace M tripod system by Sachtler.

Eching, Germany – Filmmaker Kellen Keene is dedicated to documenting artistic endeavors through his visuals. Recently, he was inspired to go behind-the-scenes with surfer and photographer Chris Burkard to show what it is like to be a surf photographer and to showcase how some of the images Burkard shoots are made. Keene knew every shot had to be in-the-moment, so he wanted a shooting package that could keep up with the quixotic personality of the surf. “That’s why we shot most of the project on the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon d800s. We also used the new GoPro 3. We had multiple water housings, stabilization gear and various Canon L-series and Nikon glass. For support, my choice was Sachtler’s Ace M.” Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.



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