How The Magic Happens

A magician never reveals their secrets, but in this case we can’t help ourselves.

On a recent project for William Hill, we were engaged to capture aerial footage for their upcoming Australian Open TVC campaign.

On the first day of shoot, the production were unable to create the special effects of the wake required for the fast moving tennis ball across Port Philip Bay in Melbourne.

With a tight schedule to complete the entire shoot, the production team had to move onto the next locations on day 2. What to do?

No fear, our Chief Cinematographer and Co-Founder¬†Stephen Oh couldn’t resist the opportunity, offering to fire up his jet-ski and race across the harbour the next day. We would like to think it was all in the name of getting the perfect shot or delighting our customer, but we have a sneaking suspicion that he can finally include Stuntman on his resume.

The result? Take a look at the video below to see the before and after effects.