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.
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 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.