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For BBC One's 'Love 2013' series of channel idents, London design agency Vincent turned to CINEMA 4D's extensive MoGraph toolset
By Steve Jarratt
Britain's public service broadcaster, the BBC, has a rich history of channel idents spanning back to the 1950s. BBC One’s longstanding trademark was a globe of the world – initially created with mechanical models and mirrors and later using CG in the mid-1980s. After toying with hot air balloons and dancers in the 1990s and beyond, the circular motif reappeared in 2006, with a series of indents showing rings of kites, crop circles, a formation of swimming hippos, and so on. The series, entitled Circles, echoes the old BBC globe and the 'O' stood as a symbol of unity.
The company responsible for these idents is Red Bee Media, a media management company based in London with offices across Europe and in Australia. To celebrate the spring schedule, and continuing an on-going 'Love 2013' theme, it turned to Vincent, a design agency in central London, whose work includes video game cinematics, brand idents, TV show intros and even visual effects for ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’. "We direct, write, design, animate and produce all our projects in-house," says director John Hill. "We're very hands-on. We are experienced in many disciplines, including live action direction, VFX, branding, art direction, design, 2D/3D animation and script writing."
Creating a horde of characters and animating them is generally a job for a large studio – but the talented team at Job, Joris & Marieke studios did it themselves using MAXON CINEMA 4D.
Creativity can work in mysterious ways, which can also be said about the short film ‘Mute’ that was based on a cut that Joris suffered while swimming: The cut looked like a mouth so he started joking around and made is toe “talk”. Job and Marieke thought it was disgusting – but it gave them a great idea for a short film!
Job, Joris and Marieke are actually designers but they all were yearning to do animation. After the basic storyboard had been finished, the got turned to CINEMA 4D and started character development. They needed numerous characters who would all create their own mouth. In fact, the entire cast is made up of only three different characters whose look was varied using textures. “To find the right wardrobe for our characters, we researched people named Dieter, Klaus, Marcy and Cindy online. Surprisingly enough, people with these names had the exact look we wanted for our characters,” states a smiling Marieke.
A good opener is an important part of any news show and Digital-Tutors shows motion designers how it can be done effectively.
This tutorial takes users through the process of rigging, animating, texturing, rendering and compositing an opener in the style of a morning news show. First, a camera path is created around which the models are arranged to create a quick setup and flow for the animation. Sweeps will then be created that move around the objects to add emphasis, and users are shown how to quickly get the camera pointed in the right direction along the complex path that was created.
After finishing the animations, the texture workflow will briefly be discussed. Work then continues in After Effects where the animation will be fine-tuned and made much more spectacular by adding a series of effects and color tweaks. This tutorial is designed for motion designers who want to take the guesswork out of camera animation. After completing this tutorial, users will not only have a complete motion graphics animation but they will also have new insights and a new understanding of the workflow between CINEMA 4D and After Effects!
This online course is available immediately to all Digital-Tutors subscribers. Click here to go directly to the tutorial.