I want to use an animation technique to isolate and adapt football footage from TV for animation.
Here is a good example of what I mean :
I need to know if I would be breaching copyright to do this. I would produce the animation so that the players were not identifiable (they are in the link) and I will only be using 4-5 second clips at a time, none of the original source footage would be seen as 'painted' layers are added over the top of the footage (see link) - if it helps, this layer can be distorted, blurred or significantly altered so that the source is impossible to identify.
If this would infringe copyright, is there anything more I can do to move it within the law?