SHOT 402

We pull out to a wide shot of a fat man and a mystery woman apparently admiring themselves in a wall-to-wall mirror while the man dribbles a basketball and spins it expertly on his fingertips. But then he stops to press a bottom and the mirror dissolves to reveal the right half of the room — which houses a large cage.

By now we can guess this is Kim Jong-un. He and the woman are apparently taunting a creature in the cage, dressed in white, sitting in the corner. Kim tosses the ball and hits the creature’s head through the bars, causing the creature to stir.

I animated the basketball dribbling, spinning and flying by hanging it with green fishing line. Each frame was shot with and without the basketball so that the rigging could be erased in post, using Photoshop. This was easier than it sounds.