Saturday, June 11, 2011

LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Opening Night Video

Friend and fellow photographer Leo Hallak and I were chatting about doing some cool shots at opening night of LIVESTONG Sporting Park. We came up with the idea of doing a time lapse video where we could see the warm ups, the introductions, fireworks and any displays by the Cauldron (Members Stand). MLS did one they released yesterday but I think Leo's is way cooler. Leo spent a good chunk of the match before the game and through halftime shooting this and the last 24 hours editing and learning new software to make it better. Thanks for doing this Leo.

Let Leo and I know what you think and if we should do some more of these.

Try watching this at 1080 and full screen and see how much detail is in there.

Just to show off a little of Leo's work, this is a single shot that went into the video above. There is enough detail that I can see myself in that shot.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Newly released photo of Michael Kennedy

Newly released photo of Michael Kennedy, last nights referee...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A brief (18 month) photo history of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park...

I know that when I walk into this stadium tonight I will have tears in my eyes. Manly tears but still tears. It has been a long time coming for this team, this city, these fans to have a home of our own. I know what it means to me and it is pretty difficult to put into words.To have a place to watch the beautiful game be played with my family is amazing. No longer will the team I love be a second class citizen in their own stadium. My daughter will grow up with her team in their new home.

I can not wait to shoot this stadium filled with fans and players...

Approximately 18 months ago, dirt moving equipment showed up...

The dirt movers showed up and are lined up right along the future Cauldron/Members Stand
Robb Heineman moves the first dirt
Robb is pleased
A lot of dirt was moved
The First Steel signing ceremony
The stadium almost ready
A little out of order but one more look at the members stand before it is full of fans...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

24 hours from now...

About 24 hours from now, this place will be filled and rocking with fans watching Sporting KC's home opener. Friend and fellow photog Leo Hallak and I are working on something cool so check back and see if it worked...
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park photo courtesy of Leo Hallak