Monday, 4 August 2014

Jeff Zwart Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014

Pikes Peak x GT3

Superb driving by Jeff Zwart during the climb, regardless of one failed fuel pump. 

I'm really a fan of well done rolling action shots, but when you add in a 911 GT3, hillclimb, and remove all other unnecessary noises such as BGM and lame commenting, I'm hooked.

I'm still however, not too sure about how I feel in regards to 4k resolution as probably 3% of the world actually acquire monitors that can handle such display capabilities (something like 5,000$ for a 20 inch 4k monitor), but eh. Nice marketing touch.

Here is an alternate view (in car POV footage), courtesy of /DRIVE

Fun Fact:

Jeff Zwart (pictured above) is an American commercial film director, racer, photographer, cameraman and author. He is best known for shooting commercial campaigns in collaboration with Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, General Motors, Hyundai, Ford and more.

Zwart is known for his camera philosophy of “full immersion” perspective, an expertise consulted by “Rush” director Ron Howard. He works globally and has shot in over 30 countries throughout his career working on a range of international advertising campaigns and TV series work. On September 20, 2013, working with San Francisco based advertising agency twofifteenmccan, Zwart revealed the world’s fastest Zoetrope in the form of a two-minute film entitled “Forza/Filmspeed” The film uses high resolution still images from the Xbox game Forza Motorsport 5 which were printed onto panels and staged at key intervals around a race track to recreate the illusion of movement known as the persistence of vision.

In addition to his work as a director, Zwart has published three books in collaboration with David Bull Publishing, he is a highly sought-after speaker and panel lecturer, and a monthly contributor to the Porsche Club of America’s “Panorama” magazine, and others.

Zwart is especially noted for his wins at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. In 1994, he entered the event with a Porsche and won the Open Class Championship. This success led to a number of programs; driving 10 different Porsches resulting in 7 different class championships over a period of 14 years. One of his most notable achievements at Pikes Peak was highlighted in 2010 by winning the Time Attack Class and setting a new record driving a Porsche GT3 Cup car. In 2011, he competed in what was essentially a production street car, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The accomplishment of driving the Porsche from Southern California to the famous hill climb in Colorado and successfully racing at Pikes Peak was highlighted in the short film “Porsche, the Road to Pikes Peak,” directed by Will Roegge. View More Here