Whispers in the dark

My greatest ambition is to save great moments

The world mourned the untimely passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in January 2020, along with his daughter Gianna, affectionately known as Gigi. Their tragic helicopter accident sent shockwaves throughout the sports and entertainment communities, leaving an indelible void in the hearts of fans worldwide. Kobe’s influence transcended the basketball court; he was a cultural icon, and his impact reached far beyond the realm of sports.

Amidst the grief and disbelief that swept the globe, there was a profound moment of remembrance and tribute that took place at Lakers Stadium in Los Angeles. It was a night to remember, as legendary rock band KISS, known for their larger-than-life performances, took the stage in a poignant and heartfelt tribute to Kobe and Gigi.

KISS has always been synonymous with spectacle, and this night was no exception. They harnessed their immense stage presence and theatrical prowess to pay homage to the Black Mamba and his daughter. The stage was adorned with colossal LED screens, and this is where the visionary talents of ABSTRKT came into play.

ABSTRKT, renowned for their prowess in production design and animation, took on the monumental task of creating a fitting and artistic tribute. Drawing from their extensive expertise in 3D rendering, animation, and timecoding, they embarked on a mission to immortalize Kobe and Gigi’s jerseys in a visually stunning manners

The result was nothing short of breathtaking. Using cutting-edge technology, ABSTRKT brought Kobe and Gigi’s jerseys to life in three-dimensional glory. Each fold, each contour of the jerseys was meticulously recreated, capturing the essence of the iconic Lakers uniforms. As the LED screens lit up with these lifelike 3D renders, the crowd was enraptured.

The tribute wasn’t just a visual spectacle; it was a testament to the enduring legacy of Kobe and Gigi. The jerseys, animated and timed with precision, seemed to pulse with the spirit of the basketball legend and his promising young daughter. It was a powerful reminder that their impact extended far beyond the basketball court.


In that moment, as KISS played on and the jerseys shimmered in the spotlight, the audience felt a connection that transcended entertainment. It was a profound fusion of art, technology, and emotion—a tribute that celebrated the lives and the indomitable spirits of Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

This tribute was a testament to the ability of art and technology to touch hearts and honor the memory of beloved figures like Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

None of us would be here if this place wasn’t really like a memorial to somebody who’s so much more than a basketball player, somebody who’s been a role model. And tonight, I think we dedicate this show not only to Kobe and his daughter Gigi, but all the people who perished on that helicopter

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