We teamed up with Turner's sports platform Bleacher Report to create fun social media shorts featuring the biggest stars from the NFL, NBA, and more. With 15.8 million followers on Instagram, B/R leads the conversation around some of the sports world's hottest topics.
For these 2D videos featuring the Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr and the NBA's biggest stars like the Los Angeles Lakers' Lebron James, the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry, and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, we designed the characters around their real-life look. With an absurd Rick & Morty-style look or some heartwarming holiday music, fans got to see their favorite players in a different light.
We had a blast working on this funny little animation for Bleacher Report. Our goal, make you question what the heck you just watched.Seriously though, Bleacher Report knows their fans and we got to explore some new territory with them. This particular style we hand drew most of the animation and composited the effects into After Effects. Animations are posted to Bleacher Report's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Using 2D character animation, we collaborated with Bleacher Report to create the this Christmas short featuring the NBA's biggest stars. This video features rigged 2D characters, one continuous shot, and plenty of fun hidden details.
Client: Bleacher Report
Studio: Deep Sky