LIN DAN, LI NING TV Commercial was a tough gig.. Super star athletes can be a pain, LIN DAN was know exception. He only gave us 3 hours to shoot this TV Commercial which ended up costing twice as much because of the time constraints he put upon us all. We ended having to build two complete studio sets exactly the same and setup up a total of 70 cameras to capture everything we needed in 3 hours. We rehearsed the whole shoot the day before with a stand in, trying to figure out how to compress a 16 hour shoot into 3 hours. It was a costly exercise, but we did it.
If LIN DAN would only realize how much better this TV Commercial would have been and how much cooler he would have looked if he gave me time. He missed out... His and Ni Lings loss, not mine. But glad to say that the AD still came out ok... Thank goodness.