We recently had the opportunity to work on some eSports motion graphics, which has been a ton of fun! It’s like creating a package for a normal sports broadcast, but with the added effects and designs to go along with the incredible graphics of the games themselves.
Gamers are not an easy audience to impress. Digital natives who are used to the high production value motion and cgi that come with today’s games - keeping them engaged was the goal.
We worked on animated lower thirds, logo reveals, splash screens, stingers… everything needed for full coverage of several mainstream eSports. Some of the most interesting work came in compositing the countdown. The 3D team had put together some amazing environments and scenes, but we wanted to layer some extra effects like explosions, smoke and particles. You can see the progress of the different passes in the video below.