This really has to be seen to be believed. Roberta Mancino (model, skydiver, BASE jumper and girlfriend of epic stunt addict Jeb Corliss recently filmed an advert for HTC. The commercials are designed to show just how good the cameras are on the HTC One smartphones. And they came up with a pretty inventive way to do it!
HTC got Roberta Mancino to jump out of an aeroplane at 12,000 feet with photography student Nick Jojola. They also had a team of lighting and makeup crew coming with them as the plummeted towards the earth at over 120 mph. Nick was strapped to a tandem instructor falling slower due to their drogue ‘chute but Roberta went in an aerodynamic head-down position reaching speeds of almost 200 mph.
Because she would fall past Nick so quickly, he only had 0.8 seconds to frame the perfect shot, focus the camera and activate the shutter. To make it harder, it was a sunrise jump meaning the camera’s low-light capabilities were really put to the test. And to make it even harder, Nick then had to edit his shots and upload them before his parachute got him safely back on the ground.
Check out this incredible video below and let us know what you think 🙂