Rupp Arena Renovation Film

In conjunction with NBBJ and EOP Architects, Hunt Construction, and the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington announces their plans for the renovation of Rupp Arena with a groundbreaking short film. Rupp Arena is a beloved venue for a wide range of events including the home games of Kentucky’s 8-time NCAA champion basketball team, the Wildcats. Our film taps directly into that fan base and a larger sense of state pride to communicate the proposed renovation’s impact on a building that, for Kentuckians, is the cultural epicenter.

For a glimpse into the film's making, look here:

Film Answer Key:
0:13 – Scott Padgett celebrating the 1996 National Championship
0:14 – A dunk by Dan Issel, NBA Hall of Famer
0:17 – Cawood Ledford also know as the “The Voice of The Wildcats”
0:19 – Henry Miller Jr. has been to collecting UK gear since 1986
0:25 – Margaret Woods has a poodle named Buffy who can dunk
0:28 – Monster Dunk by Marquis Estill
0:32 – Jacob is part of the prestigious Committee of 101 as a UK usher
0:37 – Lebron James attended the Vandy vs UK game in 2010
0:40 – Jay Z rocked Rupp with his presence in 2011
0:46 – Former 1st round pick in the NBA, Kenny “Sky” Walker
0:49 – Jamal Mashburn, AKA Monster Mash has his #24 jersey retired at Rupp Arena
0:56 – The 1982 State Championship game was won at the buzzer when Laurel County’s Paul Andrews hit a desperation 50-foot shot to beat North Hardin.
1:12 – Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith have all been UK coaches
1:13 – Tayshaun Prince sinking a 3 against UNC
1:23 – Madison Central High School, 2013 State Champions
1:52 – Kentucky River Palisades in Madison County
1:53 – Lexington, KY, home for the University of Kentucky
1:54 – Kentucky’s State Capitol building in Frankfort. Created by Architect Frank Mills Andrews

Principal Architects: NBBJ / Seattle & LA
Architects: EOP / Lexington
Animation: NBBJ
Production Company: Bullhorn / Lexington, KY
Executive Producers: Brad Flowers & Griffin VanMeter
Producer: Colin Doherty
Directors: Colin Doherty & Blake Judd
Co-Producer: Blake Judd
Line Producer: Erin Sweeney
Creative Director: Adam Kuhn
Editor: Todd Tue
Composer: Joshua Nicholson
Associate Producers: Brume Jessa & Will Jones
Cameras: Richie Wireman, Jacob Ennis, Ramie Hutchison, & Stanley Sievers
Voice Over: Hendrick Floyd
Sound Mastering: Dynamix Studios, Lexington
Color Grading: Forward Post, Nashville

Special thanks to WKYT for the UK Footage

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