“I am not the hype” ESPN’s new promo for the 2014 NBA Draft focusing on the media, fans’ attention and each athletes’ skills with potential draftees introducing themselves and their skills with online chatter all around them.
After bagging Pixies and NYFF, 2014 ESPN NBA Draft got nominated in Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design for the 36TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS. Its competing against Monday Night Football (ESPN), Sport Science (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 ),The Grantland Basketball Hour (ESPN).
Music: SADNESS COSMO by Bruno Philippsen ( Passo Fundo, Brazil )
Narration: Chris Vail
Based on an old poem of mine:
CREASES OF ADDRESS
Sharp strands of wind skipping the daylight. He stands there…
holding the silver horn. Herds of people converging through the narrow
escape route… announcing the arrival of the ready and quick.
Look behind your shoulder and smile back at them… they are tired and
hurt. Aeroplanes keeps blocking the sky, filling it with moist dust.
Read the creases of these addresses… spinning out your dreams… my
dreams… reaching out to the golden bridge.
We are here and waiting… for them to understand all these
stupid things near you and I. Reading threads of memories… walking away from our
Stop him before he breaks the horn… This should be simple for you.
( From original poem: The Creases of Address – 4 Oct 2010 )
Got chance to get my hands on doing the Cross Network promos of Wim Wender’s german masterpiece, The Wings of Desire. The motifs: It was clearly decided without any debate. Two: The wings and the statue of Victoria. Clean sharp type, An dark ambient environment with the deeply beautiful narration straight from the film itself.