A new opening video for the Edmonton Oilers is showing the team in a cooler and darker light.
Edmonton film maker Michael Maxxis has helped create and produce videos for several artists, including Elle King, City and Colour, and Kyo, and is now the man behind the Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 Opening Video.
In an interview with Global News, Maxxis said the gritty and up-close video is about inspiring both the team and Edmonton.
“As a human being it’s important to me to inspire people in general. So, I would like people that see it that are from Edmonton that this might help nudge them towards more and more being proud of Edmonton when they travel or are abroad. And I think even in the vocie over script that that’s a nice reminder of the qualities that people should have in life if they hope to succeed,” said Maxxis.
Maxxis said he really got to know the players over the course of the 10 day shoot and he says their personalities really blew him away.
“Just based on how kind spirited every single guy on that team was and, sure, there’s the nicest guy on the whole team or the quirkiest guy or the funniest, but none of them were cold, none of them were distant, none of them were mean. They were just all very engaging, kind, and present, and incredible listeners at taking direction.”
(djs)(With files from Global News)