Behind The Wheel | Intro Animation

A short project, creating an intro animation for a show all about driving hot laps around race tracks.

For this animation, I decided to try something a little different and go for a sort-of graphic novel-like style. This required a lot of isolating individual elements and colors, which required a combination of keying, tracking and rotoscoping.  This allowed me to granular control, and the ability to apply different color correction, posterization and halftone, and other effects settings to to each element.

The result was a punchy, fun, energetic intro that set the tone for the fast-paced driving footage that followed.

SOFTWARE | After Effects
CLIENT | TEN: The Enthusiast Network
Concept, Art Direction, Animation | Jiro Ietaka
Additional Art Direction | Levi Rugg
Footage | The Studio TEN production team