Nike (Shot by Sean Bagley)
This spot was thrown together very quickly because Nike needed a "win-ad" for the Warriors and they were already up 3-1 in the finals. The idea of the commercial was to show the rich spirit of the fans in Oakland, their roots, their diversity, and their connection to the players. A simple enough concept with both real people in Oakland, and a few actors we placed. For me the only major challenge on this project was trying to match the immense talent of director Greg Hunt who is a great cinematographer and photographer in his own right. Thankfully we worked well together, and came up with some great images. Unfortunately, especially if you're a Warriors fan, this happened to be the one year (2016) the Cavaliers came back to win the championship so the ad didn't run. However, it has worked great as a reel piece for a couple of years now. We shot this on two Alexa Minis with Zeiss Super Speeds, still one of my favorite combinations.
About the Artist
Sean Bagley is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the American Film Institute and now shoots narrative and commercial projects all over the world. Sean’s narrative work includes the upcoming feature film, HEAD COUNT, and his recent commercial portfolio includes work for Nike, Google, Verizon, Adidas, McDonald’s, ESPN, Spotify, Samsung and Delta. He recently bought a road bike and could use some tips. Sean is represented by WPA.