This Weber barbecue commercial originally was a contest where entrants were to submit a video of how they use their Weber barbecue. The winners, were two skydivers that took a Weber barbecue on a skydive. My company Aerial Focus was hired to re-shoot the original commercial in high quality 35mm film so that it could actually air on TV. That was back when consumer video cameras were not producing good enough technical quality for TV. I was the stunt coordinator and freefall cinematographer. I put a white skydiver smoke in the barbecue to get a “smoking effect” coming out of the barbecue. Skydivers Kevin and Bill got to play themselves in this TV version too.

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