My friend Carolyn was the soccer play in the film. She's also the head soccer coach at BYU Hawaii.
We did all the filming on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii.
On a technical side, it was all shot on the Canon 5D Mark II, and for two special shots we did those with the GoPro HD.
I wanted to try and give people the "perspective" of the soccer ball, so what we did was we duck taped a GoPro HD camera to the soccer ball. I then hid behind a tree so I wasn't in the shot, and then Carolyn, the soccer girl in the video kicked the ball up as high as she could, that's how we got that shot.
As far as lenses go, the only lens I used was a Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L Series lens.
For the underwater shots with the ocean, I used a SPL housing specifically made for a Canon 5D Mark II.
I usually film all my movies at 24fps, however with this one, I wanted to try something new/experiment with. So I filmed all the shots with Carolyn at 30fps. I then conformed them with cinematools to 24fps. By doing this it slowed down the clips just a little bit, so they are barely played in slowmotion. It gives it a slight "dream effect" because of this.
With the GoPro camera, I filmed those two shots at 60fps, conformed to 24fps. After that, I then put it into a program called "Timewarp". It comes with After Effects, I then slowed the first GoPro clip down to 120fps.
The shots were the camera looks like it's "flying" were all done with a Glidecam HD-4000. You can check out the exact model on their official website here where you can also buy them. I've been shooting with there glidecams for the last 5 years, and love them. They do take a little bit of a learning curve, but once you get past that, it's all smooth!