Watching the big men fly - from above

A MUCH anticipated reality television show is in production with some Warrnambool expertise part of the creative force behind it.

Warrnambool man Larry Lawson is the managing director of Aerial Services Australia (AVS) which has been employed to help film the reality show The Recruit.

This show is set to hit the screen on Fox 8 in July and pits promising footballers against each other with the prize for the winner a place on an AFL list.

The show will be hosted by Ryan Fitzgerald and will star Brisbane Lions legend Michael Voss.

AVS is using its unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out some filming sequences.

Mr Lawson said AVS is delighted to be working on this project and excited by the show’s concept.

“To work on such a high-profile production such as The Recruit offers our business some great opportunities in the future,” Mr Lawson said.

“This type of opportunity does not happen every day for a business like ours. We are a very dynamic business and this gives us a chance to show our creative side.”

Working on The Recruit is a change in direction for AVS, which works extensively undertaking safety work in mines across Australia.

AVS uses its impressive array of equipment to ensure electrical assets used in some of the country’s biggest mines are operating safely.

The AVS arsenal of cameras vary from smaller units mounted with GoPros to bigger cameras that are heavy-duty enough to meet army specifications.

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