From the very first frame we should have the feeling that something bigger than us is going to take off in a crazy way. This should be an eclectic, beautiful portrait of fandom that’s tied to the energy of a player who’s almost like a god.
In the global sequences I want to shoot with 16mm film and keep everything as close to the skin and unpolished as possible. We should experience these scenes like we’re actually there. With warm, handheld and intimate camera moments. It should all be fluid and loose. As if the blocking incurred naturally and the lighting was perfect by coincidence.
With the stock footage, we’ll obviously be watching from the sidelines or however the best stuff was actually shot. Sometimes we can show it full frame if the quality is good enough, and at other points we can show it on different TV’s in living rooms or local bars around the world paired with the reactions of those watching ‘X‘ work his magic in real time. On the field, we’ll shoot digital from up close using a quad and steadicam to keep up with the movements. It’s the enlarged version of what he does in the game. We’ll slow down and speed up with his amazing footwork. Get close on his face while watching him break free or when scoring a goal. Everything is heightened, even surreal. In these frames we’ll glorify his in-game persona and the personality that inspires us off the field.