Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Concepting heads


I’m trying to work out a visual vocabulary for the level of caricature in the film.  This is one of the tests – above is the turn around of the high detail version, and below are some shots of variations.  One of the concepts in the film is that the characters are imprinted with some of their personal histories – kind of like scars.  It’s not clear here, but I’ll keep posting examples of what that means in later posts.  These examples are also a bit conservative – I’ll be trying to push a bit more in the next couple of iterations.

Again, these are done with ZBrush.

Bang & Olufsen commercial


This is a recent HD commercial I directed for Bang & Olufsen, produced at Mark Film.  Thanks to the great team I worked with: Tore Rex, Jesper Bentzen, Jimmy Levinsky, our producer Claus Toksvig, and the really fantastic guys at Mark Film.  Thanks also to Lawrence Marvit, who worked on the matte paintings and background design.  We had about two actual weeks of shot production with the full crew, and some additional time for pre-production, asset building, sound and finishing with a much smaller crew.

I got to try out a number of production ideas on this spot – which proved to be a good test bed for the film workflow.  I also locked the storyboards well before the crew came on board, and we relied heavily on the 2d animatic to plan out the schedule, focusing our time on only what the camera would see.

At some point I’ll try to put up a “making of” and some additional images.

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