We were called by Wing London to assist them in the filming of a new promotional video for Ping Golf to launch their latest Autumn / Winter apparel range. They wanted a range of weather special effects to include all the elements golfers have to endure while out on the course.
This event was completed during a Covid lockdown period so provided some extra challenges on top of the usual demands of the job, as we had to maintain social distancing inside a small studio.
We had provided all the weather effects required for this project previously, but we had never been asked to supply them all on the same day. For this reason, the complexity came about by having to rig three different effects and then move quickly to provide each one as they were requested.
The client was very keen to use real grass rather than AstroTurf to make the video look more authentic. This worked perfectly but did cause a few problems as the turf got very waterlogged and created quite a mess.
The video was shot using a very sophisticated motion control arm camera which was programmed to track the swing of the golfer. The edit switched between multiple short clips of two different golfers, in all of the different weathers, to create a seamless final copy.
See the images for yourself and watch the video below!