I made this Parisian Jewels of the Court video for La Coupe des Mousquetaires & La Coupe Suzanne Lenglen because Louis Vuitton produced a new trunk for each trophy to be transported. LV is not a sponsor of the tournament, but like the World Cup and other soccer league trophies, they have given free-of-charge these stylish cases to Roland-Garros. It’s a French brand paired with a French brand. It seems a win-win for both parties.
This video is a quick, simple highlight filming static objects as engagingly as possible.
By the end of the French Open I had completed all of the videos assigned by the FFT (French Federation of Tennis). For the Men’s and Women’s Finals I shot closeups from the pit very similarly to my role at the US Open. After the match I provided a rush of edited clips to my employers. The above video is a mix of cameras edited by the FFT after the tournament. But it is nice to see that my footage makes up the first 20 seconds, much of the middle and the championship point/trophy raise are all my camera. These clips were shot in 4K and scaled down to 1920X1080p for the highest picture fidelity at standard HD. Color grading was done by the FFT in post.
The title of this entry is La Decima because it was the tenth time Nadal had won Roland Garros. It was very exciting to be present for history being made.