Objective: Fox Sports wanted to tell the origin story of Jimmie Johnson's career. Since very little historical footage was available to tell this story, animation became a way to supplement video documentation.
Role: Freelance Animation (with
In order to meet a tight deadline with few resources, I broke down the animation process into smaller steps to execute this story within less than a week. Over the course of a few working days, I created character options in different styles to provide clients with stylistic options. From there, I storyboarded each scene to indicate basic movements and composition choices and presented those options until receiving approval to begin the animation process. These steps provided an opportunity to create an animatic that represented timing and allowed the story’s producers to gauge the timing and titles for audio on the final video since this was being created for television broadcasting. Once I presented the animatic, I moved onto creating animated scenes. Once these scenes were reviewed, I made final edits and exported the scenes for audio mixing.
Results: The story was turned around to meet a quick deadline and broadcasted on live television.