November 20, 2017
Mannequin Challenge, European Tour
Remember the Mannequin Challenge!? Well I was working with European Tour Productions in Dubai around then and they organised a mammoth team challenge. This involved the tours star golfers, such as Andrew “Beef” Johnson, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Padraig Harrington, Henrik Stenson, caddies, support staff and media creating a cast of hundreds standing perfectly still.
I was handed the task of filming it which was an exciting opportunity. I was dead keen to shoot it on our ronin and use the A7SII but we had to go from inside the locker room to outside blistering sunshine in one take which was going to be impossible with the latter kit. So an iPhone and cheap gimbal it was!
All the players and other cast assembled at midday for the challenge. It was an impressive line up of golf mega stars and the pressure was on to get it right. I had an idea where everyone was going to be but my first proper walk through was the final take. I was of course recording and that was that – but the result was pretty cool, especially given it was done on an iPhone!
Voted the best sporting mannequin challenge, going viral with 4.3 million views on Facebook.
Check it out on the European Tour YouTube channel here