With an opening weekend that also earned over $100 million domestically, The Fate of the Furious managed to earn over $532 million dollars at the worldwide box office. This makes it the new record-holder, surpassing The Force Awakens. I was driving alone in my car at the time I heard this news reported on NPR, and couldn't help but say "Wow!" out loud. Congratulations to the team, and thank you to all the fans who showed up for opening weekend.
Number eight in the Fast and Furious franchise hits American movie theaters this weekend. I went to the Hollywood screening last night, and highly enjoyed the follow-up to the massively successful Furious 7. You can read about my time on the project as Lead Previs Artist on the Fate of the Furious project page. I hope those visiting this page check it out on a big, loud theater screen, as it was intended.
Last 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 last night 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.
Recently I supervised a series of holiday commercials for Target, in addition to a short musical (called "The Toycracker") that will air during the ABC broadcast of Frozen on December 11th. The team that I helped assemble did a great job handling four commercials and the seven minute short within a very swifly-moving six weeks. Hats off to them for their great work. You can find more info about this on my project page for Target.
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 white):
“Alice Through the Looking Glass”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
“Captain America: Civil War”
“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”
Congratulations to the hardworking artists and production teams who worked on all these films.
For those who watch their home movies on only HD, Star Trek Beyond is now on Digital HD.
I decided to make a Pinterest board for many of the recently disclosed ILM Art Contest submissions. Have a look: https://www.pinterest.com/thejoshlange/ilm-star-wars-art-contest-submissions/
A new video of the final shots that I had prevised from Gods of Egypt was added to its project page.
Universal has made a series of fun mini-featurettes for the latest Fast and Furious movie, for which I was the Lead Previsualization Artist. You can see some of the highlights here:
I'm looking forward to seeing how our team's hard work translates to the big screen.
I am a Visualization Artist with over fifteen years of experience making feature films, commercials, and AAA video games. I work in Los Angeles, California and make visual art in my spare time.