Radiant Images Provides 3D Cameras and Gear for Aerial FX and Back Plate Shots in New 3D Action-Adventure Film – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, played an important role in the new 3D action-adventure film, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which opened in theaters across the U.S. over the weekend.
Radiant provided SI-2K Mini sensors and Cinedecks for a series of aerial visual effects shots. The sensors were mounted side-by-side along with the Cinedeck on RC helicopters. (Go here for more images.)
Radiant’s SI-2K guru, Babak Mansouri, managed the aerial 3D camera system and served as the film’s DIT and data manager. He was part of a small visual effects crew working in a remote location in Hawaii to produce back plate shots for Cinematographer David Tattersall (Gulliver’s Travels, The Green Mile). Mansouri was in charge of a range of camera setup-related tasks, including lensing.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, shot on location in Oahu, Hawaii, is directed by Brad Peyton and stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman and Kristin Davis.
The sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2 tells the story of a young man (Hutcherson) who partners with his mom’s boyfriend (Johnson) on a mission to find his grandfather (Caine), who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. View the trailer on the official movie website.
About Radiant Images
Radiant Images provides innovative 2D and 3D digital cinema solutions, support and leading-edge, high-end cameras and equipment to the film and entertainment industry worldwide. The company takes pride in its ability to pack the biggest punch in the smallest packages.
Radiant Images helps filmmakers achieve their vision without compromise. The full-service company’s team of skilled, expert technicians is able to look at a challenge and find a creative, affordable solution that propels a project forward, often stretching the boundaries of digital cinema in the process. The company does not rely on cookie cutter fixes, but rather finds customized 2D and 3D solutions that are specific and appropriate to each client and focused on maintaining a smooth and trouble-free workflow from pre- to post-production.
Established in 2005, Radiant Images can outfit an entire shoot with cameras, lenses and rigs as well as provide a full range of accessories and tech support. The company recently expanded its L.A. facility at 4125 W. Jefferson Boulevard. For more information, visit online at www.radiantimages.com. Find Radiant Images on Facebook and Twitter.