Real Media recently contracted with the Cincinnati Reds to create a graphics and animation package for the 2008 season.
To begin the process Real Media spent a week in Sarasota at the beginning of spring training shooting the players for promos, headshots and starting lineups. Footage was shot with XDCAM HD. All of the player footage was shot on a green screen set in the Reds clubhouse. Footage was also acquired in HD for the player run on.
The team headshots were created with 3D elements from the stadium model created from previous projects. The trademark stacks from Reds stadium were used as a background and animated shooting off like roman candles. These elements were combined with the green screen shots of players and player highlights with a 300 look.
The player run on was created with the theme of preparing the field and team for battle. Shots from Sarasota were composited with the 3D stadium in the background to create the look of an intense hyper realistic atmosphere. Lens flares and a very specific color palate were used to create this look.
In addition, Real Media created a logo package, matchup loops and backgrounds for the Reds production crew to use for a variety of uses.
You can see the work on our website www.realme.com under the portfolio section.