Thanks to all the athletes who worked hard for us!
Skiers: Dave Treadway, Daryl Treadway, Matt Elliott, Alex Prochazka, Chris Turpin, Liam Casey, Maxim Arsenault
Snowboarders: John Burr, Jake Bauer, Gabriel Fradette, Mike Osachuk
Student Project: Bumper for my 1st month of Motion Graphics Class. I’m a very technical savvy person and I wanted to try and express that in this video. Wasn’t allowed to use any expressions or 3D space, All Key Framed by hand in AE.
My thesis, the experimental animation „Citius, Altius, Fortius“ (Latin for „Faster, Higher, Stronger“- the Olympic motto) explores the interplay of abstract shapes and motions.
How can the substance of motion be visualized. What degree of abstraction allows a communication with the viewer.
Therefor movements of famous Olympians where digitalised into 3D through motion tracking and rotoscoping of original footage of Olympic competitions. Camera motions and playback speed of the footage were borrowed and the movements of the athletes were recreated frame by frame.
The specific character of each sport is reflected in the visual language and the illustration of its motions.