Clemson Football || The Dream
Collegiate Athletics Special Feature 2016
The production of this short film lasted three months. It was the first time Clemson Athletic Communications had created an entirely fictional story using only staged shots. Two versions were edited using Adobe Premiere Pro: 1) 75-second cut intended for the original purpose of playing in-stadium before the Hill Run 2) Extended cut intended for digital distribution to fans and recruits. The 75-second version can only be seen on the videoboard before games at Memorial Stadium, exclusive to the people in attendance. The extended version was held strategically until the biggest moment of Clemson Football’s still-young 2015 season — the week of the Notre Dame game with the Tigers under the spotlight of ESPN College Gameday and a primetime national audience on ABC. Production Team: Director - Nik Conklin, Producers - D.J. Gordon, Jeff Kallin, Brian Hennessy, Jonathan Gantt Director of Photography - Max Huggins, Austin Koon, Nik Conklin Production Assistant - Jordan Roper Special Thanks: Reggie and Tameka Carpenter, Shernee Goodine and Christopher Wright, Jill Wilkes Daryl Oliver, Stephanie Gordon, Young Bus, Brett Key, Gary Wade, Robbie Philips, ESPN, Thad Turnipseed, Jordan Sorrells Dabo Swinney, Joe Galbraith, Tim Match, Dan Radakovich and Mike Money.