Tuesday, May 8, 2012
An excellent piece that goes into good detail on what The Third Floor's work was for the blockbuster movie. All of the teams did a great job.
Link to the Vancouver Film School blog post is here. Nick and I first met each other there in Class 28, and Aaron was one term ahead of us in 27 (I'll never forget his "vulture burglar" reel). The rest of the names I don't recognize, but I'd like to say "congratulations" to them all.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Now that The Avengers is wrapping up its record-breaking opening weekend, I thought I'd post some pictures of ads I've seen around town.
|Setting up for the world premiere on Hollywood Boulevard|
|Hollywood Blvd. Site of the world premiere.|
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Also on the walls of the gallery was NC Winters's excellent Iron Man piece:
Collider did a nice post about the opening night show here. LA is definitely the best city to be in for fans of movie art. Nuff said.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Earlier this week I was able to finally see The Avengers. I attended one of the cast and crew screenings at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with my longtime friend Sean. He and I had created and drawn our own comics as kids, so seeing the movie together all these years later was very special. Cellphones were not allowed inside, but the theater was incredible: 1,000+ spotless seats, red drapes over the screen, and a huge golden Oscar statue on either side of the screen. I had to pinch myself throughout the movie to make sure I wasn't dreaming. The film came out incredibly well: funny, well-paced, and the visual effects are top-notch. It is truly a blockbuster in every sense of the word, and I feel very fortunate to have been involved with it. You could definitely tell it was a cast and crew screening at the end, because no one got up when the credits started rolling. The cheers and shows of support from everyone in the room made it a very touching experience.
|Sean and I outside the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, after watching The Avengers.|
|The Third Floor credits at the end of The Avengers (I'm on the left side).|
Most of the shots I worked on were mentioned in an earlier post, but I noticed a few more that made it into the final edit, which I will mention after the break (spoiler alert!).