Behind the Zones – Episode 4
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Game of Zones episode 4 covers the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.
Here is the animatic from the Nets segment:
I slipped in a few architectural references — such as the Brooklyn Bridge inspired drawbridge in the establishing shot, and the Brooklyn Arch in the background of the courtyard, behind Bojan Bogdanovich.
Originally the Bros had asked for a painting of Jay-Z in Kenny Atkinson’s office. The painting seen here was something I just found on the internet that was so perfect I could not resist using it in the animatic just for fun, though for legal reasons it obviously could not be in the episode.
The character drawings for the Nets in this episode are a little more simplified. The more detailed characters of previous episodes became too time-consuming to maintain as the production schedule tightened.
The next segment takes places in snowy Toronto Raptor “wildling” territory:
Originally we had planned on having the Magic trudge past a raptor skeleton buried in snow with an perched owl on it. Sadly there wasn’t time for it, but here’s the layout. I’m not sure what the owl thing was about, but I’m sure it was a joke.
The wildling snowman in this shot was another casualty.