NFL at Twickenham Graphics

NFL at Twickenham Graphics

BBC Sports
Role: Motion Designer
Client: BBC Sports
Production Company: BBC Sports


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This was a very fast turnaround piece. I had just an afternoon to come up with a style and work with the editor and producer to come up with the text graphics you see in this piece. The idea of the script was to show the similarities of Rugby Union and American Football as the Giants were playing the Rams at Englands iconic Twickenham Stadium in London.

So, with just the short time to prepare I used Element 3D in After Effects to produce the animated text using the colours of the England Rugby Union Team along with a variety of colour schemes from the American Football teams. They had to be legible but we wanted them to be stylised also. To help with this I used some typefaces similar to the ones used in College Football and made all the titles as bold as possible. And finally I recreated the Giants and Rams type using their teams colours for the final lockup. I still love this piece and what we managed to achieve in a very short space of time. We worked hard on the edit to show the similarities between the sports and (I hope you agree) produced an exciting opener to the NFL game coverage.

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