The award-winning South African cinematographer produced the new Michael Johnson Performance athlete motivational video
Dallas, November 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The newly released video “Love of the Game pt. 2” – created to inspire and engage audiences – has already garnered more than 1.3 million views on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKYAa9rrZk
The visuals use the grueling football practice as a metaphor to encourage viewers to pursue their own dreams and never stop. The content documents an athlete’s path to success in their chosen sport. The lyrics of “Love Yours,” the accompanying soundtrack, encourage doubling down on the message “there’s no better life than yours.”
“Love of the Game pt. 2” was produced by Bongani Mlambo, an award-winning cinematographer. Based in Los Angeles, California and drafted Harare, ZimbabweMlambo is known as an advocate who believes passionately in diversity and inclusion, both in front of and behind the lens.
A visually creative and engaging storyteller, his feature films include: “All Creatures” starring David Dastmalchian and Karen Gillan; “The Maid of Highland Park” starring Penelope Ann Miller and Dermot Mulroney; “Three Days in August” and “Upstream Color”.
Bongani’s credits also include The Hair Tales TV series Tracee Ellis Ross and Michaela Angela Davis for OWN, Onyx Collective and Hulu; “Waffles and Mochi holiday festival“Special for Netflix and the Obamas Higher level production company; and “Dot and Brie Talk TV” on Hulu.
His work as a cinematographer has been recognized at the International Cinematographer’s Guild Emerging Cinematographer Awards, The Tellys, NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, Cannes International Series Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest and others. He is a 2018 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and has supported and collaborated with filmmakers at Disney Launchpad, WarnerMedia OneFifty, the Netflix Emerging Filmmaker Initiative, the Film Independent’s Global Media Makers and Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween.
In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Bongani plans to set up art and film workshops, programs and residencies in Zimbabwe to inspire the next generation of Africans to tell their stories through the visual and performing arts.
His new video is related to an athlete from Michael Johnson Performance, a world leader in athletic development and high-performance training that provides athletic development and high-performance training based on research and scientific data. https://michaeljohnsonperformance.com/
The first video, “Love of the Game pt. 1”, offered an introduction
The colorful photo used in both videos is credited to Walter Looss Jr./Sports Illustrated Classic via Getty Images/Getty Images. Loos is known for his images of athletes and his iconic work for Sports Illustrated. At 79, he has earned a reputation as the Poet Laureate of sports photography.
The original artwork in “Love of the Game pt. 2” was created for the video to raise awareness and highlight the ongoing efforts by nonprofit organizations across the country that support the work of artists in underserved communities.
Among them are:
California African American Museum Art + Practice https://www.artandpractice.org/
Art Administrators of Color https://aacnetwork.org/
Black Artists + Designers Guild https://badguild.info/
Another Justice https://forfreedoms.org/
The Laundromat Project https://laundromatproject.org/
Project Rowhouse https://projectrowhouses.org/
Rebuild Foundation https://www.rebuild-foundation.org/
Tessera Arts Collective https://www.tesseracollective.com/
About Michael Johnson Performance https://michaeljohnsonperformance.com/
Michael Johnson Performance (MPJ) was founded by Olympic gold medalist and Dallas native Michael Johnson to bring innovative training to athletes of all skill levels – from juniors to pros – based on years of research and scientific data. Originally headquartered in McKinney, TexasThe company is known for providing training and sports medicine services to professional athletes and Olympians from around the world, including in-season and off-season training programs, biomechanical analysis and injury prevention programs for athletes to maintain superior levels of athletic performance.
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