Norman Kent Productions: Blog en-us [email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:39:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:39:00 GMT Never Quit charity event  

NKP-Never Quit 2014-9771.  skydive, skydiving, "extreme sports", Norman Kent", extreme, parachute, parachuting, stuntAmerican Flag over Jacksonville BeachTeam Fastrax flies the American flag during the Never Quit 2014 event at Jacksonville Beach


American flag flown by Team Fastrax member Paul Stanford over Jacksonville Beach during a charity event "Never Quit" an event to honor wounded veterans. Many veterans were taken for tandems during the event. To view the more images from this event please visit the Never Quit gallery

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fastrax Freefall Kent Norman Team Fastrax aerial beach extreme extreme sports parachute parachuting skydive skydiving stunt water Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:33:29 GMT
"Kingsman: Secret Service" feature film new trailer  

Kngsman: Secret Service feature film movie poster


Excited to announce that we have another Feature Film coming out soon. I had the pleasure to work with Craig O'Brien in England shooting the skydiving sequences for the film "Kingsman: Secret Service" also working with us doing double duty was my son Ramsey who not only assisted but was a stunt player in the skydiving sequence for the movie. That was so cool! Check out the first move trailer.



[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Freefall Kent Kingsman Marv Norman Secret Service cameraman extreme helmetcam parachute parachuting photographer skydive skydiving sport stunts Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:42:51 GMT
"Godzilla" a Warner Brother motion picture blockbuster



What fun!  Warner Brothers summer blockbuster "Godzilla" released just a few days ago and it already has record breaking box office numbers for 2014.  I had the privilege to work on the production of the skydiving scenes along with Craig O'Brien and an awesome team of stunt skydivers.  You may view the Godzilla trailer containing part of the skydiving sequence and you may also wish to visit the Godzilla image gallery for the shoot.  We welcome your comments on our Norman Kent Productions Facebook page

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Freefall HALO Kent Norman cameraman feature film godzilla helmetcam military parachute parachuting photographer skydive skydiving stunts Wed, 21 May 2014 19:25:11 GMT
Training at Paraclete XP Training at Paraclete XP tunnel Paraclete XP tunnel has agreed to sponsor me while I train.  Why do I train?  Like anyone else, I need to stay in the air to be able to keep up with our rapidly changing sport of skydiving and human flight.  I was rotating in the tunnel with "4 Speed"  from france and coached by all the staff at hand.  While in there I realized that I was not only scared of possible injury while I am learning things and getting more comfortable with the tunnel but I was very afraid of "looking bad".  So I guess part of training is giving up the attachment to looking good and focusing on feeling the air and flying my body to the best of my ability.  Thanks to all the staff and management of Paraclete XP for your support as I continue my training in flight and in life. :)

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:24:49 GMT
Two months in a row in Popular Photography!  

After seeing my work, another department of the international magazine Popular Photography decided to run a full page with an image of me in Freefall along with an interview.  How cool is that?  I kinda like it!  LOL  I know, I know, I am being a bit self absorbed but I must admit it is exciting to be acknowledged even after so many years :)

The magazine editors asked if they could have a fresh unpublished image of me therefore we had to go shoot one.  I asked my friend and fellow photographer Brian Festi to please take the picture and off we went up to altitude.  Why am I telling you this story?  Because it is so strange to be in front of the camera posing, I could not help but think as a photographer what the best angle would be and where to be for him, I am sure I was not the best subject for him as I was thinking for both of us LOL, it was comical!  I do soooo much better when I just shoot :)  

When you read the interview, please keep in mind that I my answers were formatted for non skydivers to understand and relate to.

Anyway, it was loads of fun to have this opportunity and to then see it in the pages of the magazine.

Feel free to view the published interview from Popular Photography




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I got published in Popular Photographer Magazine!  


One of my classic images was selected for publishing in the pages of international photography magazine Popular Photography (November 2012 issue).  Although I  have been published thousands of times, it is always great to be published in magazines outside the sport.  This time, the picture was accompanied by a short article resulting in 1/3 page coverage!  On a funny note, read how the article ends, it makes it sound like I stay in the plane and shoot from the door LOL what is up with that?  The whole thing is not quite skydiver oriented but, to me its no problem, working with people outside our sport is alway difficult in that manner, still, the overall effect is positive :) 

I have always been drawn to photography as a form of sharing the general beauty in this world with others through my pictures, sharing our sport is no different, so when a magazine outside our sport selects one of my images for publishing, I know it is not because of it's skydiving value but for it's artistic appeal to general audiences, to me that is a triumph in it's own.

View the page from Popular photography

I hope that through these efforts our sport gets more positive exposure to help it grow :)  



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Get Smart – Production Photos And Article Now Available  


With the upcoming release of the Warner Bros. film, Get Smart, we are now able to present some of our work that was done for the movie. Norman Kent was the Aerial Director of Photography responsible for filming the skydiving sequence in this new film. We have put together a photo gallery of images from the production of this sequence for your viewing.



In addition to having some fantastic photos available, we have a great behind-the-scenes article written by Helena Poleo. The article details some of the challenges, obstacles and situations unique to this film that the aerial filming unit encountered during production on Get Smart.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:16:18 GMT
View the “Get Smart” Skydiving Sequence.  

Want to look at a sneak peek of the skydiving sequence in “Get Smart”?

We are proud to announce that our sequence was chosen to be shared as a promotional piece for the movie. In this free video clip, Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 do a little interaction about the sequence before they show it to us. I was so proud to have my section in it's entirety be the one to represent the film even before the film was released!  

To view the video clip, please visit our the "Feature Films" area of our film gallery.  And feel free to send us your comments.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:14:28 GMT
German 200 Way Record Congratulations to the participants of the 200 way German record. The formation was built over Eloy, Arizona on November 14, 2008. To view images from this event, please visit our photo gallery.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:13:12 GMT
September 11th Memorial In New York  

On September 11, the members of Team Fastrax were asked to do a demonstration jump flying 7 American flags simultaneously over Ground Zero in New York city as part of the official ceremony conducted that morning on the ground in memory of the 9/11 events.  Norman was there to capture the images. It was an emotional moment, news media reported that people started crying as the flags flew over New York skies.

Click on the image below to see some of the photos from this event. We will soon have an article about this event, please check back with us at a later time or put your email in the box on the right side of this page to sign up for email updates.

UPDATE: The special commemorative video from this historic event is now available.

UPDATE: The article entitled “Seven Flags for Seven Years Over Ground Zero” has been published. You can read it here.


[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:13:03 GMT
Norman Kent Featured In Distinguished Lifestyles Magazine Norman Kent gets featured in “Distinguished Lifestyles” magazine, an elegant Florida publication featuring exclusive homes and lifestyles of famous people.  Norman was chosen for his unique photographic work, both in skydiving and outside of skydiving. We invite you to read the featured article.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:10:24 GMT
Extreme Scrabble Photo Shoot Comissioned By Mattel Talk about a wacky assignment, Norman Kent Productions was hired by Mattel toy company to shoot for a campaign called “Extreme Scrabble” to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the game Scrabble.  Special Edition custom boards with the original colors were created and released for sale in the United Kingdom in celebration of the anniversary. The advertising campaign involved several sports and wacky activities including playing the game underwater amongst sharks, in front of crocodiles, and of course while skydiving, which is where we came in (check out the newspaper clipping).  We had to create a safe way to take the board in freefall to simulate a game of Scrabble.  The shoot took place in Zephyrhills, Florida, the game was played by Ramsey Kent and Nicole Angelides and shot by Norman.  To view other images from this shoot please visit our “Extreme Scrabble” photo gallery.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:10:03 GMT
Wingsuit 71 Way World Record  

Images for the Wingsuit record 71 way at Elsinore, CA. are now available for viewing. We are proud to say that a couple of the images from this event are being considered for Norman’s new coffee table book which is now in the design stages.



[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:09:56 GMT
Summerfest 108 Way World Freefly Record Congratulations to all free flyers participating in the new 108 way world freefly record. I had the privilege to participate in the world record jumps. It was an awesome display of talent and it was great to be a part of it. I thank the organizers and all participants for the opportunity. Please visit our Summerfest 09 gallery to view photos from the event. We also have a great sideshow video for your enjoyment.


[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:21:24 GMT
Photography & Video Workshop News  

Join us for Norman’s first photo and video workshop series of the year . Once again you will have the opportunity to learn from the most renowned photographer in skydiving who will be sharing his 35 years of knowledge with anyone looking to expand their skills. You can maximize your learning experience by attending this workshop as well as the  Skydiving Expo in Deland, Florida (which starts the day after our last session) during the same visit! Great opportunity to attend both!  Whether you’re a seasoned vet getting published every month or just bought your first camera and are wanting to know what’s the best way to mount it on your helmet, there is a lot to be gained from these workshops.  For more information click on the banner below.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:54:06 GMT
HTC Commercial Now Playing World-Wide  

Our latest commercial creation just started airing in the US and has been airing world-wide! I am very proud of this one. I was chosen and paired with director Sara Dunlop because we have extremely compatible styles, working with her was a pleasure as she always pushed me to get the best out of me, something that I do to others but I rarely find done to me by a director. What a great feeling to be pushed and to perform at my best! Also, the project was so large that it required me to hire other cameramen, I decided to hire the best even if we are competitors as we are all great friends too! So I got to work with Joe Jennings, Craig O’Brien and Greg Gasson, does not get much better than that! I also had the great pleasure to work with very talented skydivers including my son Ramsey who performed awesome and was well liked by the director for his unique Freefall style. The jumpers in front of the camera were: Ramsey Kent (smoke), Steve Curtis (smoke), John Hamilton (Tandem master), Jason Peters (light) and of course Roberta Mancino. This effort resulted in a very artistic commercial which i LOVE. What fun! Please feel free to go to our Video section to view the HTC commercial.

[email protected] (Norman Kent Productions) Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:48:10 GMT