NFL Red Zone

This is a training piece I designed, which has a motion graphics intro. I used Lightwave to create the rotating orb of screens, and overlaid the video on them using After Effects. I rendered the animation to a RLA sequence, so that I could tweak individual materials in post. This allowed me to really fine-tune the look of the orb, and add glints, blurs and color correction where needed.

Importing camera data from Lightwave into After Effects was done by means of a couple of plugins, which allowed me to precisely match up the videos with the 3d screens. The plugins generate null objects and cameras in AE that match up with objects and cams in LW. All you have to do is render from LW, and drop in some 3D layers in AE, and it all just works!