We created a sequence of rotoscoped cutouts from the original National Geographic footage to be used as stencils to create the desired effect National Geographic wanted for their ads.
Our post production team began by rotoscoping the subjects from the original footage. This was then overlaid on a red background, printed and then precisely cut to shape. Once we had our card cutouts, we animated on a green screen with the cut outs held by hand models and a glass top down rig for the silhouettes. This footage was then dropped into the urban imagery to create the high-paced, impactful final production.
‘National Geographic Big Cat Week’ was a unique and incredibly fun production. It was a real team effort and almost everyone at the studio played a part in creating this animation. The production lasted around 6 weeks but we enjoyed it so much that it felt like it was in and out like a flash, time flies when you love your work.