In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, skydiver and aerial cinematographer Laszlo Andacs discusses the possibilities and the challenges of camera work while jumping out of airplanes. The piece is illustrated with breathtaking aerial sequences that capture the beauty and technique of aerial cinematography as the cameraman hurtles toward the ground with cameras mounted on his helmet. You can see footage of jumps and the preparation behind them as Andacs and other cameramen capture various projects, such as Anthony Flammia's music video "My Life,” and a group jump over the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
About Laszlo Andac
Born in Hungary, Laszlo Andacs emigrated to the United States, in 1998, to pursue a career as a videographer and photographer in the world of skydiving. Moving to the picturesque Hudson Valley region of New York, he was mesmerized with contrasts at 13,000 feet; of colors between Earth and sky, mountains and valleys, of faces mixed with exhilaration and awe. His passion for the art of photography grew and his lens moved from air to ground, soon broadening his range from adventure shots to include wonders of nature, faces of emotions, architecture, events. His keen eye for the artistic captures the essence of the moment, blending together elements of light, color and composition. Andacs understands the importance of interaction between photographer, camera and subject, thereby creating a stylistic representation of the art of the now.
You can see more of Andacs’s work at Laszloimage on Facebook and Instagram.