Monday, 7 May 2012

Olympic Idents: Research, etc.

A lot has happened in the last few weeks with this brief, I've forgotten to write about it on the blog.

I sketched a lot of ideas and cast aside many. I've become so focused on one aspect of it: the design.
Because of that, I've lost a lot of time and now I'm trying to cram everything in at once before the deadline.
Just when I thought I was on top of things, 50 things pop up out of no-where unannounced!

Anyway, I decided to do rotoscoping for my project.
I wanted to rotoscope athletes in action, without making it too 'pretty' due to the time we had left.
So I've tried to look at line art and other stuff. Works like these and similar below caught my attention most:

Hokusai Art - Manga, Portrait & Landscape Work

Kanji Brushstrokes & Hand Written

My Rotoscope Tests

(49er Boat & Gymnast using the Vault)


For the last couple of days, I've been getting up early and going to bed really late trying to complete my rotoscopes. So far I have finished three, and hope to finish two more by tuesday at least.
I'm happy with how the finished ones look now. I'll upload them on Vimeo once I've completed them all.

I decided to have my rotoscopes play within the olympic rings logos. I've kept the rings original colours so I can keep a sense of continuity and familiarity for the viewers. The only changes I've applied are when a certain rotoscope sport plays, all the rings change colours to one colour.
Swimming, Breaststroke = All rings turn blue
Boxing = All rings turn red

and so on.
I have to make 5 olympic idents lasting 5 seconds, so I want to utilize the continuity theme running throughout.

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