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Uber-player Carlos Alcaraz and his fellow tennis players stood in front of the camera of CYRIL MASSON. The occasion was the ‘Own Your Spin’ film shoot for BABOLAT – and we present you the director’s cut exclusively here on GoSee.
“We filmed the spot this March in Palm Springs, shortly before the Indian Wells tournament. All players were on set and incredibly cooperative and motivated. At that time, Carlos Alcaraz was not No. 1 in the world and was just nineteen years old.” Cyril Masson.
Besides exceptionally talented Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz, tennis pros the likes of Félix Auger-Aliassime, Leylah Fernandez, Benoit Paire & Danielle Collins also gave the little felt ball a battering for Babolat and Director Cyril Masson.
Following his first two victories at the Masters 1000 Tour, Carlos triumphed over his competitors at the US Open in 2022 and won his first Grand Slam title at the age of only nineteen – and by doing so, became the youngest World No. 1 in ATP rankings history, incidentally, at the same time.
“Ever since the former French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero decided to take Alcaraz under his wing, who was 15-years-old at the time, the tennis world knew that a new star was born. And because he played with the Babolat Pure Aero racket, it was quite obvious that he would soon be compared to Nadal. Alcaraz even talks like Nadal once did when he was young. And when asked where he sees himself in ten years, Carlos replied : “I hope to be fighting to win many Grand Slams and fighting to be No. 1, and to keep playing with the same passion as I did when I was eighteen.”
This one sentence speaks volumes : “… to win many Grand Slams,” “… fighting to be No. 1,” and “… to keep playing with the same passion as I did when I was eighteen.” – well, that sounds just like young Rafa.” BABOLAT.
Carlos Alcaraz signed his first contract with Babolat in 2013 – when he was only ten. He played with the same model, the Pure Aero, for nine years and switched to the precision-focused Pure Aero VS in 2021.
“I wanted a little more control, and I saw that this racket had one more string, so I wanted to try it. I liked it and decided to switch. I like it a lot because the ball comes off the strings fast, and at the same time, I have confidence and control.” Carlos Alcaraz.
Babolat is a French manufacturer of tennis, squash and badminton equipment. The company was founded in 1875 by Pierre Babolat in Lyon, and focused in the following years on the production of tennis strings made of natural gut. It was not until 1994 that the company began offering complete racket sets. Babolat is today among the leading manufacturers of tennis equipment worldwide.
GoSee : babolat.com & cyrilmasson.com
Film Director : Cyril Masson
Production : When We Were Kids
Local Production : Mile Fourty Four
DOP : Andrew Baptista
Line Producer : Theo Mercier
Photo Assistant : Jérémy Josselin
Steadicam : Renard Cheren
1st AC : Javier Santo Saudera
FPV : Hover Aerials
Sound Design : Vincent Lagadrilliere
31.10.2022 show complete article
Warner Bros asked CYRIL MASSON to photograph the two stars of the film, Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, during their visit to Paris. The wonderful reason : The film THE BATMAN is coming to movie theaters (almost) worldwide. The charismatic actors were photographed on the Shangri-La terrace right in front of the Eiffel Tower. It took place in the afternoon, since this was the only short slot in the very tight promotion schedule of the action stars.
“The Parisian weather was so gray at the end of February that I changed the light to play with the clouds.” says CYRIL MASSON. Which, of course, resulted in the dramatic scenery you can see on the motifs. Total THE BATMAN look – let the film begin ! We present you a little taste of the blockbuster with the official The Batman trailer here on GoSee.
GoSee : thebatmanmovie.net & cyrilmasson.com
Photographer : Cyril Masson.
Client : Warner Bros.
Event Production : La Moss.
01.03.2022 show complete article
Live like Tony Stark in an Empire State Club room or in a suite and enjoy the finest comforts which the unique Marvel-themed DISNEY’S HOTEL NEW YORK has to offer.
For ‘The Chase’ TVC, Director CYRIL MASSON staged a playful hunt fit for the super hero everyone loves : Spiderman ! Filmed from a children’s perspective, we follow the chase of the leading characters with the wide eyes of a child through the beautiful theme hotel, … which you can now visit in Disneyland Paris. Cyril was commissioned by the agency BETC with CD Christophe Clapier and ADs Danaë Bilheude & Guillaume Fouquere.
Guests of this four-star hotel feel as if they were in a New York gallery for modern art : Iconic works of art depicting super heroes adorn nearly every wall and each corner. Admire, in a typical New York atmosphere, the largest collection of MARVEL art in the world : with more than 350 works by 110 international artists.
‘Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel’ also has a wide variety of activities in store for visitors – never before offered by a hotel in this way. How about creating your own comic book during your stay?
GoSee : disneylandparis.com///disneys-hotel-new-york & cyrilmasson.com
Disneyland Paris - Hotel Marvel (TVC) - The Chase.
Film Director : Cyril Masson
Agency : BETC
Creative Director : Christophe Clapier
Art Directors : Danaë Bilheude & Guillaume Fouquere
Production : Disneyland Paris x Black Deer
DOP : Julien Teissier
Steadicamer : Sacha Naceri
1st Assistant Director : Sophie Pochon
Editor : Marc Gurung
Post Production Manager : Anne Cribier
Color Grading : Emiliano Serantoni
Music : Peer Gynt / Edvard Grieg
02.11.2021 show complete article