Red Bull Off the Planet: the making of

Red Bull Off the Planet was the shoot of a lifetime for professional photographer Chris O’Connell. Melbourne-based installation artists ENESS wanted to bring a new perspective to action sports by fusing interactive art with skiers and snowboarders flying through the air.

Chris was the man with the challenge to make the stills look as good as the motion video for the Red Bull Off the Planet shoot at Mammoth Mountain, California.

Although no stranger to mixing creative photo shoots with cutting-edge technology – he shot the first wireless synced flash sequence with a shutter speed of 1/500s – the Off the Planet shoot was an ambitious shoot for Chris and everyone else to say the least.

Here’s what Chris had to say on how they managed to create probably the best-looking kicker you have ever seen and visuals that really were out-of-this-world.