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Star Wars Episode III
Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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My experience on Episode III lasted from July 2002 through August 2004. Compared to other prodjects this is a large amount of time to work on one film. My involvment was with early pre-production as well as production. My responsibilities included costume design, character design, creature design, storyboarding, and minor sculpting.

It was a great oppertunity working with such amazing people. Its was refreshing to meet so many talented people who had a sense of hummer and at the same time were humble about their work. (Iain Maccagic, Ryan Church, Erick timmens, Feng Zu, Warren Fu, and Robert Barns). During pre-production George seemed to responded very well to my artwork, in turn that allowed me a lot more creative freedom.

One of the greatest compliments an artist can get is when you know the director is putting his full trust into your abilities. When it came to creating costumes, Trisha Bagger is one of the most nicest and professional fashion desigers in the industry. One of my favorite times was when we would discuss different types of costumes and fashion. I had a great time working on EPIII.

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War of the World (2005)

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The Island (2005)

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Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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This is one of the first prodjects where I felt my illustrations made a difference in the film. At the time I was only able to work a few weeks before moving on to Star Wars Episode III.

During that time I created over 20 characters concept drawings for the film. In particular the director like one of character illustrations very much.

Based on that drawing he changed not only the script but also started casting according to what I had drawn. It was one of the greatest times for being a concept artist.

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Peter Pan (2003)

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This was a great opportunity to work on a classic fantasy childrens book. ILM was involved in early stages of preproduction. My responsibilities included Storyboarding, illustration and the pirate ship design.

The challenge with the pirate ship design was to keep a childerns book style but at the same time it has to function correctly in the real world. Based off my design a 12 ft. miniature was built along with a real size of set in Australia. Working with the director I produced many sketches, finally he decided to go with the one sketch that had a more distinct human fetures on the back of the ship. Interterseting sides of my job is the director sometimes get inspired from a sketch. For example, when the director saw a human characteristic in the drawings he came up with the idea that when magic dust covers the ship it would produce a smile and fly away to London.

The pirate ship (miniature) exhibition is at display at the museum of Chicago (2002)

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Hulk (2003)

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My involved again was with pre-production on the Hulk. My main designs were the Hulk dogs.

The director (Ang Lee) was looking for monstrous animals that came from a realistic scientific background. My research began with dog anatomy then spread to real footage of dogs fighting. Once I was confident in my research, I started to work on illustrations. When Ang Lee approved the final design a maquett was created and later scanned into the computer by ILM.

Working on this project was a lot of fun, especially, the poodle hulk dog.

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Men In Black II (2002)

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I was involved early pre production and production. I was privileged enough to be a member of the ILM Creature Team. ILM was in charge of all digital characters, live action ones where done by Rick Baker’s shop.

We presented about 300 different aliens for the MIB II, only a hand full where picked from the director. I designed Jeff worm which is eating the subway train in beginning of movie, the mail-sorting alien and the Serrian monster, which is main villain in our movie.

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