Working on the NI Open

So one of the first real projects I was given was to do with the upcoming NI Open golf tournament, more specifically, however, to explain the new format for the tournament.

The downside? It has to be an animation. And it’s safe to say that I am by no means an animator in 3-D or 2-D but I’m trying as well as I can, I’ve started using a sketchbook to storyboard out my initial ideas.


This helps me to break down the overarching ideas and gives me a rough idea of how to start in After Effects, that being said I’ve been working on this project for a few weeks now and I’m coming close to the end with editing and mapping out a few final scenes which should hopefully be the final product to be used as part of the NI Open companion app which the audience and players alike can download at the event in the next few months.

It’s been a very challenging task to do as I’ve said, I’m no animator so attacking this like a live action piece didn’t really help me in terms of workload and timewise but once I got over that initial hurdle I was able to get sections down relatively fast, that being said I still would have preferred to edit a live action video but beggars can’t be choosers at the end of the day. And who knows? One day I might actually come to like simple 2-D animations.

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