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“Courts”, Barry Chapman’s animated short on basketball

Irish motion designer Barry Chapman is back with a new short film called “Courts”, a tribute to basketball, a sport that he really loves.

Simply titled “Courts”, the short film brings to life dozens of Petra Leary’s aerial shots on the basketball courts. The photographer chose some of the images that she thought would work well with animation.
Together they created something unique and never seen before. Both were open to trying different things: adding 3D elements, mixing different images, really playing around.

The project was done using Photoshop, 2D After Effects animation, and also some 3D elements with Cinema 4D and the Octane renderer. The audio and music were created by the brilliant Folding Waves which really took it all to a higher level.


“Courts”, Barry Chapman’s animated short on basketball