Water Trix (1949)
APPROVED · 9min · Short, Sport · 5 November 1949
Cinematographer Charles T. Trego is going airborne in a helicopter in order to get a different perspective of filming water skiing, rather than the traditional vantage point from a boat following the skier. Among the skiers Trego spots is champion Preston Petersen. The filming is as much as to show the beauty and difficulty of the water skiing tricks in and of themselves, as it is to show how their beauty can be increased by different techniques in the actual filming. In the process, the helicopter also assists a stalled sailboat which is in need of a little man-made wind to get it going.
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