After debuting its season premiere on December 30th, we are now already three episodes into Season Two of "The Orville," Fox's sci-fi "dramedy" on which I have been working as Visualization Lead for over seven months. It has been my longest stretch on a project in a leadership capacity, and I have immense pride in the work the team at Pixomondo has been able to accomplish this season. Episodes air every Thursday at 9PM PST on Fox, and my first episode of the season is coming up on January 17th! I hope you will tune in and share your thoughts online. You can view the project page for it on my website here.
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.