Skydiving Movie Productions has created some of the most captivating, enrapturing and heart stopping motion picture scenes in history for 20th Century, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney, Columbia Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, Orion and Tri-Star Pictures. Skydiving Movie Productions is not only limited to film work for feature films, commercials and television, but is equally active in bringing back amazing still photo images that have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Guinness Book of World Records, and LA Times Magazine to name but a few. The German publishing company Blue Sky Editions has published a book on the work of Norman Kent (founder of Skydiving Movie Productions) including the history of his photography and cinematography. Skydiving Movie Productions also has a long list of in-house productions including “Willing to Fly”, which won two Telly Awards. Skydiving Movie Productions, as a member of the Golden Parashoot Entertainment team, completed their first feature film, “Cutaway” starring Tom Berenger, Stephen Baldwin and Dennis Rodman. As the Director of Photography of the aerial unit, Norman’s footage accounted for more than half (66 minutes) of the film.
Norman Kent has been a director of photography and photographer for over 42 years. His genius is expressed in all mediums – be it underwater, on ground or flying through the sky. His ability to capture such utterly unique dimensions of intensity, beauty and mood has earned him premier world-class appeal. It is upon these principles of excellence that Norman established Skydiving Movie Productions, a company sought out by film and print industries worldwide, its work knows no bounds! One of Norman Kent’s favorite commercial film project was in conjunction with “Speed” director Jan De Bont and Digital Domain (the company responsible for the computer graphics for “Titanic”), filming a blockbuster commercial for Coca-Cola.
UPDATE: The Coca-Cola “Skydivers” television spot was awarded the Clio Award at the New York Festivals’ 41st Annual Television Advertising Award ceremonies”
The images that Norman and his crew can capture with a helmet mounted camera are unreal. The level of artistry and precision of operating a camera and composition while falling at nearly 200 miles per hour seem unreal and so are the results he got for us during the shooting of the “John John” fashion commercial. I look forward to working with him a near futureMarcos Mello Cavallaria
To create the unique special effects for the Coca-Cola commercial, Digital Domain needed to start with great organic elements. That is precisely what Norman Kent Productions provided us with. Director Jan De Bont, Visual Effects Supervisor Ray Giarratana and Norman collaborated to choreograph and execute some of the most amazing footage I have ever seen. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Norman and his crew again because, in my mind, they are the best!”Todd Isroelit
It is a pleasure working with a professional like Norman. He goes to the sky and gets precisely what I am looking for, plus more. I do not know how he does it!Jan De Bont