Panthers Player Intros Hit Monday Night Football
Footage that introduced the Carolina Panthers during the Monday Night Football ESPN telecast was shot by TA Films. The green screen shoot was hosted inside of the Panthers locker room at Bank of America Stadium. ESPN contracted TA Films for the project.
To light the green screen, TA Films used two Arri Skypanel S60-C lights, two Kino Flo Diva-Lites, two Kino Flo 4Bank/DMX lights, two Celeb LED 201 DMX lights hoisted up in a China Ball, two Westcott Flex Daylight LED mat lights, and one AAdynTech Punch Plus HMI light. The camera used was the Arri Alexa Mini.
The players that were shot on the green screen were Mario Addison, Kurt Coleman, Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly, Julius Peppers, Kawann Short, Derek Anderson, Jonathan Stewart, Matt Khalil, Ryan Khalil, Mike Adams, Kelvin Benjamin, and Greg Olsen.
During the game, the footage was shown when specific players were referenced by the broadcast announcers. The players would “pop out” on tv, often times accompanied by their stats. The Panthers won the exciting Monday night game against the Miami Dolphins by a margin of 45-21.
TA Films continues to have a working partnership with the Carolina Panthers and their Manager of Production, Pat Stage. TA Films shoots all Panthers home football games as well as separate productions for promotional content.
Director of Photography ... Zach Drechsler, TA Films
Lead Grip ... Chandler Harkey, TA Films
Grip ... Aaron Conner, TA Films
Digital Imaging Technician ... Will Rooney, TA Films
Producer ... Corey Taylor, ESPN
Producer... Audra Leimberg, ESPN
Production Manager ... Ryan Anderson, Carolina Panthers
Written by Will Rooney