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Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Match Night Live – virtual set (eir Sport)

Here’s a quick look at my latest virtual studio set for eir Sport.

It’s for their Match Night Live show (pre-game and post-game anaylis) for the 2017 Allianz Leagues (GAA) matches. The two big screens and the far video wall are all animated in After Effects and Cinema 4D and are based on the same 3D models from the titles (another great sequence by the mighty Sean Hunt).

Virtual Studio Set for Allianz League

As usual it’s generated in real-time with camera tracking and rendered using RT Software’s tOG 3D system.


Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Virtual Set for eir Sport

Here’s a quick look at my virtual studio set for the recent Ireland v All Blacks rugby match from eir Sport.

It uses the same 3D model as the Champions League virtual set with new animated screens featuring a 3D stadium with floodlights and crowd.

Virtual Studio Set for Europa League

As usual it’s generated in real-time with camera tracking and rendered using RT Software’s tOG 3D system.


Monday, August 1st, 2016

Virtual Set for Europa League (eir Sport)

Here’s a quick look at my virtual studio set for the Europa League shows from eir Sport.

It uses the same 3D model as the Champions League virtual set with new animated screens and a (virtual) lighting change throughout.

Virtual Studio Set for Europa League

As usual it’s generated in real-time with camera tracking and rendered using RT Software’s tOG 3D system.

eir Sport is a subsidiary of the Irish telecom company Eir, and is the new name for Setanta Sports.


Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Virtual Set for Champions League 2015

Here’s a quick look at my latest virtual studio set for the new Champions League programmes from Setanta Sports. As usual it’s rendered in real-time with full camera tracking thanks to the awesome power of RT Software’s tOG 3D system.

Virtual Weather Set for Champions League

See also the 2012 Champions League studio set here.


Friday, April 4th, 2014

Premier League Live : Virtual Studio

Recently completed a new virtual studio set for Setanta Sports’ Premier League Live show. This is a completely new build, with the 3D model created in Cinema 4D with motion graphics for the two virtual screens created in After Effects. As always, this is a fully real-time rendered virtual set, running on RT Software’s tOG platform.

Premier League Live (Setanta Sports)

Premier League Live (Setanta Sports)

The team in Dublin are able to choose the relevant football club badges for each show to appear in the virtual hanging screens at the back of the set.


Friday, December 20th, 2013

Year in Review Sport : Virtual Studio Set

Recently completed a virtual set for another Setanta Sports show – this time a series of programmes looking back on the year in Sport. Based on, and using elements from Sean Hunt’s lovely title sequence.
Year in Review : Sport (Virtual Studio)

Year in Review : Sport (Virtual Studio)


Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Champions League Virtual Studio Set

Last night saw the first outing of my latest virtual studio set for Setanta Sports. It’s once again based on the ‘white’ set I built for the Premier league and GAA programmes, but tweaked slightly to accommodate Setanta’s swanky new desk.
As usual it is rendered in real-time with full camera tracking thanks to the awesome power of RT Software’s tOG 3D system.

UEFA Champions League Studio

UEFA Champions League Studio

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Euro 2012 Virtual Studio Set

By now, I hope, plenty of lucky viewers* will have seen my latest virtual studio set in action for Euro 2012. It’s for Setanta Sports and as usual is running on Setanta’s tOG system from RT Software

Euro 2012 Virtual Studio

Euro 2012 Virtual Studio

 
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Monday, February 6th, 2012

Virtual Studio Sets (Setanta 2012)

Saturday saw the launch of two new virtual studios for Setanta Sports. They are the latest in a number of planned new looks rolling out this year – both are based around a single new VR set with a backdrop of seamless virtual screens. I’ll probably do a separate post outlining some of the design process – which might be quite interesting as I now have a much more accurate way of determining what section of the virtual screen appears behind each camera shot. I have also built a single After Effects project that automatically outputs a combination of five HD and SD seamlessly looping animations for the screens as well as a number of special texture maps for various surfaces of the surrounding 3D model.

Premier League Studio

Here’s the new set for the Premier League. The imagery features a couple of super-hi-resolution 3D renders of the premier league trophy (kindly supplied by David Phelan at Mode Vision Ltd), mixed with a load of additional layers to provide a little gentle (and seamlessly looping) animation. And finally lens flare effects using Video Copilot’s Optical Flares plug-in of course.

Premier League Virtual Studio Set

 

GAA Allianz Leagues Studio

And here’s the new GAA set.

GAA Virtual Studio Set

It uses the same 3D studio model as the studio above, but with a new set of animating screens inspired by stadium floodlights (which figure prominently in the title sequence). I built an HD looping crowd animation and used it to fill up a high-resolution daytime (empty) stadium shot, before giving the whole thing a dusky twilight feel, replacing the original sky with one taken from outside my studio in Leitrim. And finally, of course, plenty of optical flares.

Once again, the screens and additional textures have all been built within, and output from, one mighty After Effects project.

 


Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Title music for iTalkSport

I just remembered something about the Setanta Sports show iTalkSport. I must have been too busy in the previous post writing about the new virtual studio set that I forgot to mention that I also did the theme tune.

You can hear this, and more examples of my theme music here:

TV MUSIC by MIKE AFFORD