Portland Trail Blazers Comic

We were tasked with creating a comic book inspired video to play in the arena for the mid season opening game for the Portland Trail Blazers. All the footage we shot on a chroma key screen during their┬ámedia day. It’s a bit nerve wracking to know you only get 5 minutes or less with each player. These guys have a lot to do in one day; radio, TV, promo’s, interviews, there is no time to be lost. Organization was key. We used stills taken from highlight games too, you just can’t mimic the real energy of game time. Once we had selected our stills it was a matter of having them re-created as drawings. Three different illustrators drew all the frames and one of our talented animators and compositors put the whole thing together.