The Blackbird is a mobile camera rig designed to morph into any car in the world. You ask why? To keep the secret projects secret and shoot just the side they want and rest is covered with CGI and keep the paparazzi wondering how the new car will look, like they did in these ads for Nissan, Mercedes, Scion, Toyota, Chevy.
At the push of a button the fully adjustable chassis of Blackbird can modify its length by 4 feet and width by 10 inches. It can fit any wheel set and be altered for any type of suspension and chassis design.
Blackbird was hand built by the world’s top technicians from JemFX in the same hangar that the BLACKBIRD SR-71 supersonic jet was once manufactured. The car rig’s name is a nod to this legacy of stealth design.
The Blackbird is able to capture quality footage and data due to its camera array and tailor-made stabilisation unit, engineered in collaboration with Performance Filmworks’ award winning technician, Lev Yevstratov.
A combination of high dynamic range imagery and 3D laser scanning generates a virtual version of the environment, producing 100% realistic CG renderings.
For more information visit the Blackbird’s official website.