“A James Bond style boat chase in New York Harbor” is what an America’s Got Talentproducer wanted to film as a way to introduce one of their contestants. Damone Rippyfrom Texas was to compete with his flyboard in front of judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howard Stern, and Howie Mandel.
We set up three boats for the TV show — A ‘good guy’ boat for Damone and a bunch of bikini-clad girls, a ‘bad guy’ boat for the villain chasing them, and a camera boat for the crew.
The three-hour shoot was edited into a 10-second high-action intro.
Check out Captain Ken ducking out of the shot while operating the throttle, Damone and the girls rehearsing scenes at the dock, and the cameraman framing up a shot: