Monday, 20 August 2012

More pics from the Hunger Games shoot:

The lovely talented Jennifer Lawrence and Me.

Cato, AKA Alexander Ludwig.

The VFX Crew Tshirt design. 
A sketch for Sheena Duggal.

More pictures from the Hunger Games shoot:

Once I boarded the final Mutt sequence, we pinned up all the board panels, (I must have sketched over a thousand panels before we agreed on the action and overall performance). Gary Ross then pitched the whole sequence to all the key personal on the shoot.

I finally finishedall all the boards!! now came the ardious task of shooting the sequence and planning the shots which all took place at night, Luckily ahead of time, I suggested using large cardboard cut outs to represent the Mutts, this helped to establish eye line and overall size comparison. 

Glimmer AKA Leven Rambin gets the final touch up from her make up artist.

The dreaded Cornucopia, "What, you want me to go up there!..?" Picture by Sheena Duggal.

Proof that I was actually working....

Jennifer Lawrence reading between takes. Picture by Dino Athanassiou.

Gary Ross riding his bike between takes.... I think he was trying to escape!!
Picture by Dino Athanassiou.

Alexander Ludwig AKA Cato, I told him he reminded me of the Terminator. Picture by Dino Athanassiou.

Here are some pictures I took during the live action shoot on Hunger Games, In North Carolina

The director Gary Ross adjusting a prosthetic dummy of Glimmer, the unfortunate victim of the Tracker Jacker wasp attack: Picture by Dino Athanassiou

 In 2011 I had the great priveledge of working closely with Sheena Duggal the head VFX supervisor on the Hunger Games, and the great visionary director Gary Ross. I was asked to board the climatic mutation Mutt sequence on the film which required me to be on location NC in order to work closely with Gary Ross. I then went onto supervise the animation on both the tracker Jacker wasp sequence and the Mutt attack sequence at the end of the Hunger Games finally.

Above, a lighting reference model of one of the Mutts.... Spot the real Mutt...?  

On the shoot with Sheena Duggal the head VFX supervisor on HG and all round top woman.

Again, which one is the Mutt...?