Contact Us

Griffins Win Another “Big Time” Award [Video]

Courtesy Grand Rapids Griffins
Courtesy Grand Rapids Griffins

Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Griffins! Yes, we know they won the Calder Cup this year, way to go, but they also won another special award.

Their’ “LEGO – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” video won a Golden Matrix Award for Best Music Video at the 2017 Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) conference, held this week in Philadelphia, competing against the NHL and NBA!

IDEA annually recognizes superior achievement throughout the large screen video and matrix display industry. The award is to recognize artistic and technical excellence in the programming of large screen video and matrix displays located at stadiums, arenas, racetracks, convention centers and other public assembly facilities.

The Griffins, whose video was chosen over finalist entries from the St. Louis Blues and the Atlanta Hawks, became the first “minor league” team since 2006 to win a Golden Matrix Award in any category and the first ever to win Best Music Video since that award’s inception in 1989. The team was also one of three finalists in the category last year, alongside the Hawks and the Edmonton Oilers.

“LEGO – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” was the creation of four members of the Griffins’ staff: Phil Cronin, director of game operations; Michael King, digital media producer; Michael Spruit, digital media production assistant; and Geoff Rizor, video production intern. The amazing stop-motion video was one of three created for the team’s “Toy Night” on Feb. 18, 2017, which together compiled and required some impressive statistics:
• 13,562 toy bricks used, including 137 mini-figures;
• 3,916 photos taken;
• 24,000+ individual movements;
• 225 man-hours;
• Five days of filming and seven days of editing.

You Tube/griffvision

Very impressive. Way to go Griffins!!

 

Best of 100.5 The River

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.