COOLSHOT Film 2015
Three products, one movie. Greens in winter and a tight budget. Mission Impossible? Much better: Nikon commissions a golf movie. The Story: golf players with different handicaps test Nikon's latest COOLSHOT laser rangefinders.
Check the Kodiak skills matrix: Our project manager for film and fotography is fluent in Spanish and quickly organizes location and models on the island of Mallorca, orders all products to be featured and gathers the Kodiak film crew. The Canadian team with Director of Photography Michael and skriptwriter Karin is accompanied by cinematographer Jonas from Hamburg and Mike – our man for camera technology. We write the exposé, create the concept and finally, pack the equipment including cameras and drone.
We meet our models at Mallorca's prestigious Club de Golf Alcanada, nestled beautifully on top of Alcudia bay. Where the green blends into the blue, we cannot imagine a better place to showcase the golfer's lifestyle.
Day one and stormy winds whip in our faces, dark clouds drift across the island. Apocalypse now? Even if this is not the ideal circumstances to test a laser range finder on long distance shots – we manage to handle the situation thanks to the bunch of slightly crazy but highly professional people on the set: John is Headpro at Club de Golf Alcanada, Vanessa is one of his most ambitious players with a current handicap of 28.2 handicap. After a brief introduction our supermodels handle the laser rangefinders with ease and great fun.
Spirits are high – as is our drone until, it changes its course out of the blue. Michael keeps calm. He trusts intelligent technology: Due to the stormy winds, the energy consumption rises faster than we are able to track. Meanwhile our drone switches over to safety mode returning to its starting point which is where we picked it up – loaded with breathtaking aereal shots of the golf course.
Nikon has approved the COOLSHOT film. It has been released in English. A Japanese version is currently been made – to be followed by further adaptions for various countries and markets.
Now take a seat and enjoy the latest COOLSHOT production? Play the movie on the new Kodiak film and photography landing page!