Special Effects for Memphis Grizzlies Short Film

Video special effects for the Memphis Grizzlies’ film “Mike Conley: Our Conductor” by Craig Brewer, featuring Justin Timberlake & NBA all-stars.

The Memphis Grizzlies just released the new short film by director Craig Brewer, entitled “Mike Conley: Our Conductor”. I’m proud to have been a part of it, creating video effects on a very tight deadline ahead of its premiere. The challenge was to meticulously remove a series of very bright lightboxes from behind the dancers, rebuilding moving body parts that had been blown out by intense back-lighting. In the end, you’d never know that the lightboxes had been there.

From the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal:

The Grizzlies wooed free agent Mike Conley on Monday with a Craig Brewer-directed short film on the team’s website that featured Justin Timberlake — and added a third G-word to the team’s vocabulary.

Grit and grind, make way for grace.

The two-minute, 44-second film brought together basketball and the arts, with Grizzlies players Tony Allen, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol co-starring with ballet dancers and jookers, the Grizz Line drum line and a symphony orchestra.
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And here it is on NBA.com