Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New videos for 'The Fate of the Furious' and Target's "Toycracker" mini-musical

On Sunday night, the long-awated trailer was released for The Fate of the Furious, a project for which I was the lead previsualization artist at Proof, inc. Reception to it has been amazing, with many positive reaction videos, as well as over twenty-four million Facebook views alone for the trailer video. At this point, I think it's clear that people have accepted that "yes, they are making another one" and that they occupy their own space in the market for people wanting over-the-top action movies that know when to blow people's minds and when to poke fun at themselves.  You can learn more about my involvement on the Fate of the Furious project page

Also released on Sunday was the "Toycracker" mini-musical my team prevised for Target's holiday campaign. Our work was needed mainly for shots incorporating the various digital characters. For more details on how we did this, visit the Target project page.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

'Star Trek Beyond' Makes the MPAA's list of 20 semi-finalists for "Best Visual Effects"

This week the list of 20 films that will advance to compete for the 2016 "Best Visual Effects" Oscar were announced.  I was excited to see that Star Trek Beyond made the list. The full list is as follows (Proof, inc. films in blue):

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”
“The BFG”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Independence Day: Resurgence”
“The Jungle Book”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”
“X-Men: Apocalypse”

Congratulations to the hardworking artists and production teams who worked on all these films.