There's a ton of cool...I guess you'd call it "traditional stuff", in film.
When you're shooting commercial, you'll have your shooting board - a bunch of drawings of all the shots you need to cover. They're ususally taped to a big piece of black foamcore in an area called "video village", which is where the agency people sit and watch a video feed of what the director is shooting. And as you go thru the day, the line producer gets to X the shots off with a big red marker until you finally get to the last shot.
The Martini Shot.
They call it that because the next "shot" comes out of a glass.
In football, they kinda have the same thing.
Whoever has the ball and a chance to take the lead at the end of the game - they get to take the Martini Shot, and sometimes it's the winner.
A bad example for us Bears Fans would be...
October 12, 2008.
The Bears are losing to the Atlanta Falcons 13-19 late in the 4th quarter, and Jason Elam's got a chance to increase the lead by another 3 points if he makes a 33 yard chip shot.
Bears take over and old Kyle Orton drives 'em down and throws a td pass to Rashied Davis.
When Robbie Gould kicks the extra point, the Bears are up by one with 11 seconds left.
You're dancing around in front of your tv spilling beer and screaming your head off.
But then the Falcons get the Martini.
A short Gould kick that makes no sense, a return, that revolting "prevent defense" that lets a guy catch the ball deep but still underneath because the safeties are playing in the next county, and suddenly Elam's back out there kicking the winner with no time left.
Remember when Superbowls - the actual games - used to suck?
They're not like that any more.
Usually it's a pretty good game, and this Broncos/Seahawks looks like it ought to be, too.
Peyton Manning or Russel Wilson - which one might get that Martini Shot?
Worth watching, that's for sure.
This "Martini Shot" painting was done with acrylics and digital hand lettering.