The Red Cards series from Vice Sports investigates some of the most notorious true crime stories in sports. I created sequences for the latest episode that looks into the shooting death of New Orleans Saints player Will Smith.
The sequence above was drawn and animated in Photoshop with a bit of compositing in After Effects. I consulted research materials including google maps to re-create the specific buildings at the intersection where Will Smith and Cardell Hayes confronted one another. Similarly for the sequence below, which was a few blocks away, I illustrated the precise buildings on Magazine Street in New Orleans where the initial collision occurred.
The sequence below, which shows an overhead view of the cars driven by Will Smith and Cardell Hays, was created in a mix of Illustrator and Photoshop with After Effects for animation. Creating an accurate representation of the events surrounding the case was crucial, so once again, maps and documentation proved key.