Wildwood Casino, Where the ‘Martini Shot’ Doesn’t Exist
It’s truly always a pleasure to take on fresh new ideas with Wicked Think Marketing (WT) up at the highest casino in the world. Kim, the director at Wicked Think always has a big vision that he pushes towards. It shows in the final cut. Over the past couple of years, we have carried out principle photography for Wicked Think and several Wildwood Casino commercials. Some of the shots, one can only dream about, like $300,000 in cash within arms reach, or sitting in a bathtub full of cash. Believe it or not, no fake cash was used during the process.
Wildwood is the only single floor Vegas style casino in Cripple Creek. Their large floor plan offers an impressive diversity of games and entertainment which allows us to promote a good variety of content, every time we roll. Depending on the shoot we have mobilized our RED cameras on anything from thirty feet of dolly track to a twenty foot matthews jib straight off of a balcony. Being so highly grip intensive also means a lot of light is required to fully capture the space.
This held true for our latest commercial, where the grip truck was very helpful, especially due to the travel time to shoot on location. Some of the highlights this time around included their brand new automated blackjack machine, sports gambling, and massive prize giveaway of 2 million dollars. Wildwood has also done a lot of work to maintain their standard of cleanliness and precautions which works well with our own standards of clean set protocol.