Working alongside GeeFX's Creative Director, Graham Clarkin, I designed various concept visuals to give the producers at BBC Sport a clear idea of the type of visuals we could create for cycling with these great paintings as inspiration.
The Producers really liked the visuals, and so our next step was creating an animatic to get the timings right for each of the transitions. We also needed animation that would easily clarify each cycling event. Velodrome: Mountain: BMX and Road. Here's the animatic in sequence....
BBC Sport loved the timings and animation ideas. I moved onto animate each cyclist while Sean Womersley created wonderful painted backgrounds. I had to create each cyclist silhouette and build them so they could be easily animated and posed in different positions.
Finally it was a case of compositing everything together using the animatic as a guide and building each scene. After seeing the final animation there was a great reaction from the producers at BBC Sport.