Champions League Champions / motion graphics design

I was studying the Master of Arts in Motion Media Design in Savannah College of Art and Design, and my final project for this program was a motion graphics piece about the football teams that had won over the past 60 years the European Cup (now the Champions League).

I choose this idea because for some reason I’m not an avid fan of watching the games but I’ve always loved the colors of the teams and the uniforms they use to play. I don’t have a favorite team but I love the claret and blue of Aston Villa.

At SCAD what made me more nervous is that they wanted this project to be original and unique.

By that time I discovered that the paths made with Adobe Illustrator could be copied directly to a shape layer in Adobe After Effects, I thought that was a unique way of building this animation. I’ve never seen a piece that focused on the patterns on the football uniforms and logos, so I thought I have developed a strong piece.

These are the uniforms that were used as my principal reference

I started looking for some online references and I developed these type of different types of Style Frames:

They were complex and I wanted to build a piece more in the style of Norman McLaren’s Synchromy

This was my approved animatic:

This is an early test with the Manchester United style:

After 12 revised versions this was the final result: