2012 ended up being the best year of my life to date, and I'm hoping to keep that momentum rolling into 2013, starting with a new digital painting I made. It's a Star Wars Episode VII mashup poster, and it can be found on the Artwork page. I hope you enjoy it. Many new things are coming this year, including more blog posts than 2012.
I am a Visualization Supervisor and Senior Animator in Los Angeles with over eighteen years of experience in the entertainment industry. In my spare time, I create illustrations and visual art with my family.
WHAT IS VISUALIZATION?
Visualization is a process that creates an early version of a project quickly and relatively inexpensively, usually through computer animation. It is common in the entertainment and technology fields, on projects like films, television shows, commercials, VR experiences, and theme park rides.
"Previs" artists create a film's digital blueprint early in preproduction by 3D-animating sequences in the computer before shooting begins, normally around the time of casting. Frequent iterations allow for story ideas to be explored, and alternate The detail provided by this blueprint is crucial for the film crew to determine how to best film the story.