A farewell love letter to the city I have called my home for the past six years.
Shot on the Sony RX100.
Edited and color graded on Final Cut Pro X.
Lightly applied the Color Grading Central CineLook plug-in on most well-lit shots.
Utilized the CarrySpeed CPL MagFilter on some daytime shots.
Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James "J.Dilla" Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.
Directed by: Brian "B.Kyle" Atkins / Gifted Films Inc
J.Dilla is Still Shining.
(2:55) - Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) - What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) - J.Dilla's Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) - Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) - The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) - Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) - The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) - A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) - Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) - Heading Home... Job Well Done.
(34:48) - We Salute You.
"I Wanna Be Like Mike" was a slogan that changed everything. In years past, marking campaigns sold products; this was a marketing campaign that sold Michael Jordan himself, as someone you should want to be just like. Before long, the power of using an athletes accomplishments to sell products and the dream of following in their footsteps took hold and millions of young men were swept up in its wake. Unfortunately, not everyone can be like Mike.
I Wanna Be Like Mike: the story of the new NBA explores the consequences of the NBA's move towards recruiting younger and younger players in pursuit of the next big star. The experiences and opinions of professionals from every level of basketball are contrasted with the story of Ricky Sanchez, who must choose between a college education and a shot at the NBA. Learn why he chose to forfeit a scholarship from Memphis State University to declare for the NBA draft, and why getting drafted wasn't the end of the story.
This film examines the allure of professional basketball and the impact it has had on generations of young athletes. Learn the truth of how advertising and mass media have made sports more than a competition between the world's best. Hear the story from veterans and experts of the sport, including: L.A. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, former UCLA and St. John’s head coach and ESPN analyst Steve Lavin, and former IMG academies basketball experts Joe Abunassar and Mike Moreau, and college basketball player and rapper Master P, among others.
See the rarely-seen minor leagues and the men who play on them for close to nothing, just for the smallest chance of making the it to the top. I Wanna Be Like Mike examines the role of money and greed in the NBA, and the ways that young athletes can avoid being one of the thousands every year who sacrifice their future for a dream that will likely never come true.