Aerial Shoot of The Mint 400
Recently, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Armed Bandit Media and were asked to shoot the new Herbst Smith Fab Ford trophy truck, sponsored by Levi’s, in The Mint 400 race! We were very excited to fly low with our GSS Cinema Pro gimbal, Red Weapon 8K camera and the Angenieux 25-250 Optimo lens to capture the most outrageous off-road racing this event had to offer!
If you don’t know what we’re talking about… The Mint 400, also known as the Greatest American Off-Road Race in Las Vegas, Nevada is an adventure seeking, annual off-road race in the desert powered by Monster Energy Drinks.
On race day, we started out at Henderson Executive Airport and made our way over to the nearest airport, Jean Airport, where the off-road race was staged. If you can believe it, we were up in the air filming for a full six and half hours with three stops to refuel throughout the day. Though it was a very long aerial shoot, we had a ton of fun maneuvering through the desert air traffic… (lots of low flying helicopters were filming that day) and keeping up with the Levi’s truck!