"Embracing the Future," the Julius Baer commercial that Proof, inc. prevised has now been posted on the bank's website. The shots I worked on were all of the water sequence, the wide shot of the man rising out of the water, and some of the skydiving shots. Congrats to the team and filmmakers on the final video. For more information on my site, please click here. There is also a nice "making of video" on the Julius Baer website.
With China and Russia yet to release, Furious 7 has opened to $384 million dollars worldwide on its first weekend, making it the third-highest international opening of all time. Thank you to all those involved in making it a success, including all the fans who kept it sold out all weekend! The movie was a massive undertaking and underwent many wild turns, and it is great to see it met with such a strong reception.
Here is a picture of only some of the team back in 2013, when many of us began transitioning off of it:
Not all of the people who worked on it were given screen credit (as is often the case with previs), but here is as complete a list of Proof previs/postvis artists that I know of:
Kevin Williams, George Antzoulides, Stuart Allan, Basel Bazlamit, Jordan Nounnan, Michael Cawood, Kirsten Jelliffe Shahar Eldar, Nadja Bonacina, David Pritchard, Beni Vargas, David Allen, Ali Zedalis, Hunter Athey, Javier Zumaeta, Zach Cavaliero, Tom Bruno, Ranko Tadic, Mike Solorzano, and myself.
It was my first project with Proof, inc. and I learned countless amounts from the kind and talented teammates who were on it. Congratulations to them all.
This sequence was the first thing I worked on after joining the project two years ago. The final shots look even more wild than they did back then!
I wrote an article for Influx Magazine about this year's Visual Effects Oscar winner. The article is called "Interstellar and the VFX Oscar: What History Tells us about how Much the Academy Loves Space Movies." I recommend it to anyone interested in Oscar History and who loves space movies. Please read and comment! I hope you enjoy it.
At the end of last year, I worked on several commercials at Proof, inc. Two of these commercials, one for TurboTax and one for Pepsi, aired on television yesterday during the Super Bowl. A new trailer for the upcoming Furious 7 feature film aired as well, which contained shots I did previs and techvis for back in 2013.
TurboTax: "Boston Tea Party"
I did previs for the first few shots of the Sons of Liberty storming the HMS Surprise (one of the replica ships in the collection of the Maritime Museum of San Diego), and modeled previs characters for the other sequences. Read more on this here.
Pepsi: "Halftime Touches Down"
Continuing with their recurring U.F.O. theme that they've done for decades, Pepsi's halftime commercial featured previs by our Proof, inc. team. The segment I previsualized involved teenagers playing music in their garage with a nearby dog. Read more on this here.
Furious 7 Movie Trailer
Coming to theaters April 3, Furious 7 has a new movie trailer to get people excited about the upcoming film. I helped previs and techvis the sequence of a Lykan Hypersport crashing through the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, and did previs for the cargo drop skydiving sequence. Read more on this here.
Congratulations to the Visual Effects team on X-Men: Days of Future Past on their Academy Award nomination. It was a great project to work on and I was happy with the result,
After an emotional roller-coaster of filmmaking, the trailer for the new Fast & Furious movie is here. Entitled 'Furious 7,' the movie will have daring stunts and more of the high-stakes action fans of the franchise expect. Working on it was a fun challenge, and I'm happy with how our previs looks to have transitioned to the final photography.
Here is the official trailer. It starts off with our cargo drop sequence and transitions into the bus rescue. These were the first sequences I worked on when I started on the project last year. I hope the fans enjoy it.
Although I have not seen it yet, I have high hopes that our previs came out well in the final picture. Congratulations to all the people who helped make the movie happen.
It has lots of action and some incredible detail on the turtles. Congratulations to the teams involved in putting it together.
Like the earlier two movies in the series, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a light comedy with lots of animated creatures and clever CGI, so it's a great family movie. It releases December 19, 2014. For those curious about what trailer shots I worked on, they include the animals running amuck at the planetarium dinner (0:42), the Triceratops crashing into the case (1:29), the bronze lions in Trafalgar Square (1:50), and the Pompeii lava sequence (2:07). This trailer debuts in theaters today, before Guardians of the Galaxy.
I am a Previs, Postvis, and Techvisualization Artist, with experience making feature films, commercials, and AAA video games. I live in Los Angeles, California and make visual art in my spare time.