Getting footage from NFL films is always a good thing. They send over a veritable half-ton of tapes that contain incredible film footage (most of it in glorious slow motion) of the best plays of the past year, usually at camera angles that you don't get to see during televised games. Even better, they paired all that footage with a freshly licensed track that set the tone nicely - in this case, Fort Minor's Remember The Name.
Images from "100% Skill"
For this spot - a tease spot for the NFL Network for the lead-up to Superbowl XL - we performed a base edit of the footage and built a system using expressions in After Effects to apply the graphic effects and color treatments. The expression-based system allowed us to quickly apply and time the lighting effects, as well as hand over the system to the client for usage in other spots. Type treatments were finally added to sync with the edited track and visually link the scenes together.
~ Edited in FCP, color correction + graphics in After Effects ~
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