Remote-controlled tracking equipment from BlackcamSystems has been used in a number of recent high-profile fashion runway productions, with the aim of capturing unique vantage points. Building the Blackcam track either into the set above the runway or into the runway floor provides close-up shots from all angles.
BlackcamSystem’s original B40 is integral in shooting Germany’s Next Top
Model by Heidi Klum. Built into the TV show’s runway on a circular
track that spans the width of the runway, the B40 system rotates and records the models as they walk, stop, and pose for the judges.
BlackcamSystem is also responsible for the shots at the Boss Black Fashion Show in Beijing. The show used the B20 system with a Bradley U3 remote head and two Modula Baby MKII cameras for 3D live stream, all travelling along a 45m long track to shoot the models.
Finally, Blackcam was there to capture the action at the Denim Religion Show, the opening act last year for the Bread & Butter fashion event in Berlin. BlackcamSystem founder Thomas Janze directed the live stream of the Denim Religion Show produced by Daumenkino and ifbbw (Institut für Bildbewegung), using the B40 and 50m long, straight track.