Erwan Abdourazakou is a freelance filmmaker from Réunion Island, a French governed region off the coast of East Africa. He and collaborator Yann Oulia make up KAZfilms, and are known for combining sharp motion design with extreme sports in their projects.
What prompted you to work on this project?
This project was a challenge to explore mountain biking with 3 friends, Yann Oulia, Florent Payet (CKRacing) and Raymond Orre. We wanted to present something fresh about our landscape down here to the Extreme Festival called “Zot Movie” which happens each year during October.
This was a pretty extensive project. How long did it take you to film and edit?
We started to storyboard and shoot mid-january, and we finished post by the end of august (which was the deadline for the festival).
The edit, motion, colorgrading and 3d took me about 1 1/2 months. Our team was glad to claim the “Best Edit Prize” at the festival.
Your slo-mo shots were killer. What did your setup look like?
This was my first project with the Sony FS700 and Canon L lenses. We also used a 5Dm2 as a second camera. Pretty happy with the FS700… Despite the time needed to set it all up correctly (aperture, manual focus..) for each shot, it has good potential. We shot the slo-mo between 100 to 200 fps.
Check out all their latest work here: https://vimeo.com/kazproductions