Leo and Mandy have made over 6,000 skydives and often jump out of aircraft wearing camera helmets to film in freefall and under parachute for various film companies. Leo has three 16mm 1VN photosonic cameras with 100ft & 200ft magazines which will run between 25-200fps. Using this equipment Leo has shot several skydiving commercials including ‘Yes’ chocolate bars, Sunday Correspondent, RAF recruitment advertising and a German margarine company.
They recently organised and filmed sequences for a feature film called ‘Killing me Softly’ to show 3 climbers mountaineering then falling off to their deaths. By using some of the worlds best climbers, and skydivers falling from a helicopter the result was stunned the audience at the world premier in London.
He also had a suspended camera bag which holds film, video and stills cameras and was used for the BBC production ‘Extreme Animals’ to film Steve Leonard doing a tandem jump from the balloon, whilst Leo filmed him in freefall.