A while back I contacted about doing a commercial for the new OnePlus 6t cellphone. I got notified a couple weeks ago that it’s finally up and running. Sorry for the delay in getting it posted here. They are featuring a couple different Guinness World Records holders for their new advertising campaign. I guess having a bunch of records does come in handy.
As you can see they were wanting to highlight the slow-motion capabilities of the onePlus 6t cellphone.
If I remember correctly they had 5 of them shooting different angles. They had some low and some high. Close-up shots and wide shots. It’s fun to watch the different things they try when making a professional commercial production.
In the background they had these really cool strobing lights that were wirelessly synced to a tablet. I think I’ve been too busy with other projects that I haven’t kept up to date on the latest gidgets and gadgets for lighting. Having created many instructional videos on rope skipping over the years, I have a strong appreciation for this kind of work.
Whenever you’re doing a shoot for commercial products, they have to be careful to not have brands showing that aren’t part of the production. In this case they went with the most generic shoes they could find. I also think they were the most uncomfortable ones ever created as well. That was just a plus (one :-))
The downside to using the worst shoes ever (combined with jumping in water) is potential for injury.
I had back surgery about 1.5 years ago and have been trying to be careful about not twisting while I land. Unfortunately, I made the stupid decision to try a twisting trick for the finale of the shoot. That turned out to cause me some problems.
They don’t quite show me landing in the commercial at the end of my 180nes (which you can learn over at jumpropesecrets.com if you’re so inclined). Which is a good thing since I landed and then stood very still for a few moments. I felt my back had gone out and wasn’t sure what to do. The crew knew something was up and asked if I was OK. Nope, I just threw my back out. They were amazingly gracious and said they had already gotten all the footage they needed.
That was a good thing since there was no way on earth I could do that again. I headed back to my hotel and seriously contemplated the dumbness of what I had just done. There were a series of shows that I needed to do over the next few days along with a 7 day backpack camping trip in the Canadian wilderness the following week. Not a good choice on my part.
Outside of my bad trick choice, everything else went awesome. I think the commercial came out great and if you find that a onePlus 6t would fit your needs, it really is one of the most affordable, premium phones out there. Full disclosure: I don’t have one and they’re not paying me to say that. I’ve just always thought they were about the best bang for the buck.