We have been given the task of creating a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the creation of the SA20 trophy, which was meticulously designed by the highly skilled team of designers and master craftsmen at Thomas Lyte. The workshops at Thomas Lyte have a rich history of producing some of the most esteemed pieces of silverware in global sports, including the ICC Test World Championship Mace and the ICC T20 World Cup Crown.
Crafted over a period of 300 hours, the SA20 trophy stands at an impressive height of 60cm and weighs 14kg. It features six handles, each one representing the six franchises participating in the tournament. The entire team at Thomas Lyte takes great pride in their contribution towards the creation of this remarkable trophy.
“The shoot was broken up into 5 sections, for each stage of the manufacturing process – assembly, firing, polishing, plating and engraving. Each segment has slomo+macro shots for detail, over-the-shoulder documentary style shots with the workmen explaining what they’re doing and slider shots of the men and women at work.
At the end of the rushes is the master interview which was shot on three cameras, tight, mid and a wide slider shot. The audio on the tight is a radio mic and the mid shot uses an overhanging shotgun mic. The audio on the wide is simply in-camera scratch audio for syncing.
All questions from the script are present, as well as the “that’s cricket!” line at the end, delivered a few times. There is also some natural laughter from the contributor, which is nice.
Overall, a very positive and enjoyable shoot.”