This project was produced by Elite Edge Media — they create many of the “sports hype” videos for local teams in town. This video was created to play before Gophers Men’s Basketball home games to get the crowd pumped up for the game.
Funny enough, the 2015-16 team was historically bad in terms of Gophers and Big 10 basketball history. So really, you could say, the best performance from the Gophers last year was in this video. The best thing to come out of Gophers basketball last year, was this video. I’m quite proud of that.
The very talented Marcus Taplin shot the majority of the video and Elite Edge handled all the post production.
I was a Grip on set to help set up the shoot before the team arrived. I helped ready the basketball hoop on the top level of the parking structure, held reflectors to bounce light and kept the morale on the set as high as the basketball players could jump.
Lastly, I operated a drone for a couple of shots of the team walking together — my most prominent clip is the last shot of the video, with the team together and the drone flying towards the Minneapolis skyline.
Video Produced by Elite Edge Productions — © Gopher Sports Properties 2015