Considered by many to be the greatest tennis player, 18-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer teamed up with internationally famous footwear giant Nike to shoot a new advertisement titled “Nike – The Roger Effect”.
The commercial was shot in several locations in Badalona, Spain, including the court scene located at Palau Municipal d’Esports de Badalona. This venue hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics basketball tournament and won the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
Federer is shown playing a competitive match in a sold out stadium. As the match progresses, anticipation builds as Federer makes several unbelievable shots to win the match. The crowd is mesmerized and inspired by Federer’s shot making ability, they eagerly funnel out of the tennis match after one last ace to practice the shots just witnessed.
SCANable provided 3D laser scanning service for both interior and exterior locations for camera tracking and CG crowd population sequences.
Nike – The Roger Effect
Director: Craig Gillespie
Production Company – MJZ
Agency – Wieden+Kennedy, Portland
Music Supervision – Pivot Audio
VFX – a52
SCANable traveled to Badalona, Spain to perform 3D scans of both interior and exterior locations including the opening court scene, bridge, and intersection scenes. SCANable’s primary purpose was to provide 3D renders of each location for CG crowd population and camera tracking staging.