ESPN was having an important basketball game broadcasted on ABC's network during the playoffs.
They approached Saykuus with opportunity to create a Show opener with the loose directive of making it look as if its in another world.
The team first came up with the concept referencing the ships from Steven Spielberg's movie "Close Encounters of Third Kind" as inspiration for creating the world the logo Identity lives in. All of the elements were created using Autodesk Maya and were compiled in After Effects. The lighting and analogue digital effects were created inside of After Effects and provided stock game footage was treated and used for the screens.