Friday, July 6, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman

 Image Copyright Columbia Pictures Entertainment, 2012 

This interior concept was done for Dr.Connor's apartment in The Amazing Spiderman.  It was to be situated in an existing New York building which would be digitally restyled to show these large art deco statues surrounding the building that are visible through the windows here.  It didn't fit the bill probably because Dr. Connors was shown most of his time in the lab working so the set they went with was more modest.    

I got the opportunity to work very briefly on this film through Production Designer Michael J. Riva whom recently passed away while working on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained in New Orleans.  He took a chance on me with the first film job I worked, Iron Man 2 and I really appreciated his warmth, patience and humor.  He was multi-talented and had taste to spare, designing the visual language of such widely varied films as The Goonies, The Golden Child, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Few Good Men, Iron Man 1 & 2..The Amazing Spiderman, and the list goes on. Hate to gush, but I am and will forever be a fan and he will be missed.. 

So many greats passing this year, I never even mentioned Jean Giraud Moebius. Anyhow, I was looking forward to many more movies with Riva, but I can only bethankful that I got to work with him on Iron Man 2.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Halo 4 Live-Action Trailer

I know I'm a deadbeat here, but I wanted to poke my head out of the cave for a moment to let you know I'm still kicking.

Here are some images done for the new Halo 4 live-action trailer that recently debuted at E3.  As it often happens not everything made it into the final cut.  Initially there was a scene where Master Chief scales up a mountain as parts of a massive ship breaks up and rains down on to a jungle landscape.  We see a reflection of it in MC's visor as it comes down.  The story boards looked great for it, but for one reason or another it ended up getting cut.

This last image was for a concept in which an ancient technology sitting undisturbed for eons is finally discovered by a young native boy.  

Check out the final cut on youtube:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

To Ralph

I wanted to take a bit of time to say thank you to a man I never met, but to whom I owe much.  Ralph McQuarrie's work on the original Star Wars was a constant inspiration during my time at Lucasfilm and I still look to it every now and then to find that I'm as enchanted today as I was when I first saw it long ago.  There may not be another artist with a legacy as deeply embraced by so many people in so many cultures, so it is with fondness that I look back on the artwork of a man that will undoubtedly inspire for generations to come.