Tornado Alley 2016 4K is my first video shot entirely in 4K dedicated to the last chase during tornado season in the Great Plains.
This video is a bit different, online we can find almost exclusively adrenaline videos as close as possible to the tornado in a frantic chase, often edited on purpose to make it more exciting.
In fact almost all documentaries are shot by Americans hunters and filmmakers used to see those places and live those situations several months per year; for an Italian chaser, like me, everything is exciting, from morning to night, from breakfast to the moment when I book the next motel, the whole countryside that we are crossing is unique and charming, for this reason I wanted to try this year to make a documentary with narration to tell the stormchaser rotuine and emotions.
Unfortunately, the documentary is postponed (I hope!) to the next 2017 season because driving, chasing, taking photos, creating timelapse, studying models and continually filming is really not easy so I was not able to collect all the video-material I needed for a documentary.
With this video that following our days in chronological order, I wanted to make a sort of “prequel” to what will be the documentary that I hope to achieve next year,
to allow viewers live second by second what we lived during our adventure.
For us being there those few days it’s something unique that I’m not able to explain in words, and it’s for this reason that I have this strong wish to tell with a video how is the stormchaser life in Great Plains.
Thanks to Andrea Griffa and Fabio “Clock” Clocchiatti because even though they were not with us, they lived with us via WhatsApp all our chase, and we’ll always be thankfull with Andrea because he gave us the chanse to discover and understand the Great Plains!
Thanks to all the guys who were with me especially Stefano Piasentin co-founder with me of the team Horizon team Stormchaser; Marco Zinelli, Andrea Nasuti and Alessandro Dondi for their pleasant company and ongoing support
Thanks to Meteo Network for supporting us on social networks during our adventure : www.meteonetwork.it
From May 18th to June 2nd : 155 hours of driving – 7200 miles traveled – 7 states crossed : Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas
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Entirely shot in 4K with Sony A7SII and Sony FS5 in XAVC 4:2:0 8-bit S-Log2 graded in postproduction
Equipment list :
Nikon D4s, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 ED N, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VRII
Sony A7RII, Sony A7SII, Sony FS5, Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Sonnar T*, Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario Tessar T*, Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS, Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS, Xeen 24mm T1.5 Cinema 4K, Xeen 14mm T3.1 Cinema 4K
Commlite ENF-E1, Røde Video Mic Pro, Røde Link, Røde NTG-4+, Lee Filters SW150 Kit, Lee Filters ND 0.6-0.9 Grad Soft, Lee Filters Big Stopper, SmallRig camera rig, Lupo Led battery, DJI Focus, SmallHD 501, Zoom H6, GoPro Hero 4 Black, GoPro Hero 4 Silver, Manfrotto 241FB Suction Cup, Manfrotto 438 Level Head, Manfrott Junior Head, Gitzo Tripod GT2541, Gitzo Head GH2781QR, Gitzo Tripod Basalt 3830, Manfrotto Video Head MVH502 e ShooTools Camera Slider 60 with motor