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Dubai Fighting Championship

Filming the Dubai Fighting Championship

Filming events is a tricky business.

Some events have very little is happening, a few people walking around looking at paintings, eating finger food and sipping drinks. Then there are nights like the Dubai Fighting Championship which is an explosion of energy and raw animal power.

Short of riots and protests few other events can generate that amount of explosive energy in one place.

This is how I approached this shoot.

  •  A mixture of slow-motion (filming at 60fps)  to capture the fighters reactions and the blows.
  • Emphasize the fighter’s faces to translate the mindset required to compete
  • Oppose the raw energy of the fight with lighter shots of the crowd and the wins