Bartenders Flaring in 50p

This film shows professional award-winning Australian bartender Andy Smith dispaying his flaring skills during the Absolut Eclectic event at Ecoba.

Absolut Vodka bartender shows off his flaring skills during the Absolut Eclectic roadshow

Absolut Vodka bartender shows off his flaring skills during the Absolut Eclectic roadshow

Bar flaring is an elusive skill. Flaring emphasizes showmanship, agility and sleigh of hand. It was popularised by Mike Flannigan (Tom Cruise) in the feature film Cocktail back in the 80s.

We are the official videographers for Absolut Eclectic, a set of exciting evens that bring premium Swedish vodka, Absolut Vodka closer to consumers.

Technical Details (info for the savvy film maker)

This film was shot in HD 720p @ 50 fps (frames per seconds). The film clip was then inserted into a 25 fps Timeline in Edius for editing.

Shooting the film at 50fps causes the camera to record more frames than is required for the standard 25 fps. Essentially the camera is capturing twice the frame rate so that when played back at 25 fps, the film is played in slow motion.

Unlike digitally slowing down the footage with effects like ‘Speed Change’, shooting in a higher frame rate gives the footage a smoother playback without any artifacts like strobing and motion blurring.

Speed Change digitally extrapolates the existing frames. In contrast, shooting at a higher frame rate means the camera is recording more images every second, producing s clearer, sharper playback.

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