The Houston Astros wanted a game open that was similar to the open of a UFC fight – full of energy and intensity. They knew that Real Media was the studio to accomplish that.
Real Media took photos from all over Houston and combined them with photos and footage of Astros players to create a dynamic 3D environment.
The production on this project involved taking photographs and giving them a 3D look, mapping footage to them, recreating pieces of the photographs as 3D objects, and animating the lighting effects. The Real Media team built a variety of 3D objects that appeared in the clip, such as trains and buildings.
The entire production was created in-house and was finished in about one month.