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Richard Swarbrick’s El Clásico

Richard Swarbrick’s latest animation is a stunning celebration of Barcelona’s 5-0 thrashing of arch rivals Real Madrid last year. Commissioned by Sky Sports for their coverage of the return match in Madrid, the beautiful and vividly colourful film portrays what many regard as one of the most complete performances by any football team in history. Prominent among the protagonists are coaches Jose Mourinho and Josep Guardiola and star players Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Similar in style to Richard’s celebrated film of footballer of the year Gareth Bale, this latest execution was longer in the making because of the extra colour and more detailed close ups. Richard worked closely with Sky Sports producer Luke Arthur and was working right up to the Day before the game when the Sky team departed for Madrid.

To see more of his personal work, get in touch with Danny Fleet at H&A HQ.

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