Vienna Major gets the Matrix treatment

27.05.2019 - Vienna, Austria

LOOPDING captures beach volleyball action like never before as top Austrian teams freeze Matrix style to promote A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch

Two of Austria’s most well-known beach volleyball teams posed in front of 60 cameras to help promote this year’s A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch in the most unique of ways.

World Championship silver medalists Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst and rising stars Martin Ermacora and Moritz Pristauz put on their best acting skills to serve, spike, dig and dive on the sand in front of the row of LOOPDING cameras.

The photographic wizardly created by LOOPDING captures a single shot in time with the 60 SLR cameras working together and positioned in a way that takes the spectacular Matrix-style end results – which you can see in these stunning images.

 

The LOOPDING team spent a morning setting up the rigs to capture the pictures at the teams’ training base in Vienna while the players trained outside. And, after being put through their paces by coach Robert Nowotny, the four athletes were then set to work to capture the breath-taking images ahead of this year’s tournament.

“We really enjoyed working with Doppler/Horst and the whole Beach Major Series team to create these great images,” said Julia Beer from LOOPDING. “After building two different camera set-ups within five hours, we can tell you that you have to be very fit to walk barefoot in the sand all the time!"

“36 cameras were built at a height of 3.40 meters around the net and another 24 were placed in a circular arc on the ground to optimally capture the dynamics of a dredger.”

We think you’ll agree they’re the kind of photographs that give you goosebumps. So roll on July 31 when the action gets under way on the Danube Island.

See you @ the Island!