GLOBAL – Back in December we wrote about a competition for budding filmmakers, who – armed with a Nokia N8 – could win a zero-gravity experience if they made something amazing. The winners have been picked and they recently embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime flight to experience zero-gravity.
Nine excited – but nervous – Nokia N8 Producers winners buckled their seatbelts inside a modified Boeing 727, which took them to 24,000 feet above the earth. Once at that height, the pilot pulled the plane upwards at a 45 degree angle until it reacheed 34,000 feet and is then steered at the same angle back down again. The occupants of the plane experiened weightlessness for around 30 seconds, where they either float, spun in the air, or pretended to fly.
Here are the winning entries, plus a few videos of the experience inside the plane taken by the winners themselves.
The Nokia N8 Producers winning videos
The zero-gravity experience
Matjaz Klemencic’s video shows exactly what happens when this Boeing 727 takes a dive.
Andrew Kesler’s “The Weightless Hamster-Wheel”
Here’s Iain Wallace with a free-falling edit of his own.
These videos really highlight what can now be achieved with a Nokia N8. There’s no need to spend lots of money on specialised equipment, just pull the phone out of your pocket and you can get amazing results.
Congratulations to the winners! We can’t wait to see if anymore videos emerge from the zero-gravity experience, but we’ll post them here if they do.
Which was your favourite video and what would you do, if you had a few moments of weightlessness?