Type: Ski Jumper; Model: Winner; Made by: Gorenje
Working with the Ski Association of Slovenia, Gorenje – the general sponsor of Slovenian Nordic Ski Teams – supported the promotion of the Ski Jumping World Cup event in Planica by participating in the making of the video Air Force Slovenia II, which carries the message of how Gorenje crafts the ski jumping winners.
The video was shot at Gorenje's fridge-freezer and dishwasher plant in Velenje before the New Year's Four Hills Tournament, on December 18, 2013. The video features coach Goran Janus as the head of the plant, and Robert Kranjec, Peter Prevc, Jurij Tepeš, Jaka Hvala and Eva Logar as the winning ski jumpers in the process of production. Also appearing in the video as extras are Gorenje employees.
The story of the video follows the process of production of winning ski jumpers at Gorenje. Crafting of the winners starts at the pre-raw-material department where skis are pressed; this is followed by lacquer coating stage where the helmets are painted; the suits are washed at the sheet metal de-greasing line; logos are laser-engraved into the helmets at the prototype workshop, and boots are made by a 3D printer. The production continues on the assembly line where the winning ski jumpers are first equipped, and next completed at the pick-up point where they are packed, labelled, and dispatched to Planica. A behind-the-scenes video was also produced.
The video was premièred at the Ski Association of Slovenia press conference on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Association's head offices in Ljubljana, following the success of the men's ski jumping team in Kulm where Peter Prevc stole the show as he won his first World Cup competition on Sunday.
Video script: Urška Ojsteršek, Gorenje, and Tomi Trbovc, SAS – Planica; Produced by: Studio B; Directors and camera operators: Tilen Žemva and Tina Uršič, Studio B; Video editing: Blaž Oman, Studio B; Photography: Matevž Peršin, SAS