Friday, 21 May 2010
Waldemar Booth " FSV Mainz 05 COFACE ARENA" (2010)
Waldemar Booth saw my post a day or so ago about Georges Schwizgebel’s Hors-jeu and got in touch. He was "amazed" at the similarity between his test commercial, FSV Mainz 05 Coface Arena , and the 33 year old film. No Super-8 camera for him, I think, the 3D stadium and scribbling being in Adobe After Effects. As it happens, I had just been experimenting myself with the scribble effect in AE. (Refer to an excellent video tutorial from Creative Cow by Aharon Rabinowitz for one approach.) Waldemar actually did 99% of the scribbling by hand, creating the short in two months in his own time, unaware of his illustrious predecessor. I flatter myself that the Animation Blog shares a role in revealing the animation heritage for an obvious soccer fan. Waldemar’s commercial makes for a contrast with that of Georges being, as one might expect, more contemporary in tone with an upbeat soundtrack. There are plenty of goals and a stadium given a misty glamour, plus plenty for the fans to get excited about with the scarves and banners in flamboyant red and white. The flickering, scribbled effect makes for a stylish endorsement for a club going up in the world with its brand new Coface Arena due to be opened for the new season.