That’s where Nikola Todorovic comes in. He’s the guy who makes the dazzling graphics that light up your television screen when your favorite player’s headshot shows up, along with his statistics. Nikola is the guy who creates the beautiful graphics that keep you entertained when the referees are arguing with each other over a call. He makes the timeouts go by quicker and fulfills the audiences desire for more information.
Nikola was the lead Visual Effects Artist on the television series MLB Presents Japan Confidential, which followed U.S. Major League Baseball athletes, primarily Japanese players, reporting on their lives and showing clips of their most notable plays and career highlights. The show’s producer has often said that Nikola’s part in the production was so crucial that without him the show would not have been complete. Not even if the game-winning goal was scored in the last second. That’s because Nikola’s the guy who hustles after that last goal to put up the graphics to inform audiences about the winning team’s record, and who they’re playing next.
The Fox Sports Channel is home to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Soccer tournament, which it proudly broadcasts every year to over 52 million households. The tournament’s official production company, Tourbeau Sports Group LLC, says Nikola’s work was “instrumental” to the company’s success.
The next time you’re watching a game of soccer, and there’s an amazing play, pay attention to something else. Forget about the guy who’s screaming his head off in delight, as he’s high-fived by his teammates. Forget the goalie cringing in shame at the missed block. Look at the graphics lighting up your television screen like fireworks. That’s the true game-winning goal right there.