The Director has changed his mind and wants a new keyframe (expanding on the Part 3—Keyframe 2).
“We can go a little more exotic with some of these forms, but they need to fit in the Star Wars universe. Keep to the ‘used world’ theme and utilitarian feel to everything.”
We talk a lot about Joe Johnston and Ralph McQuarrie and their contributions. Another designer who made an impact was Nilo Rodis Jamero. Nilo came from an industrial design background for General Motors before he worked at ILM. He was well known for looking at common objects and seeing possibilities as something else. The Slave One ship was inspired from a street light and the Hospital frigate was “What if we take an outboard motor and turn it on its side?”. This ingenious way of looking at things is one of the things we look for. Please see the brief for more info. And no toasters please. There is only one MrConcept Art.
A new faction has joined the Rebel Alliance – the Danji. They’ve brought their armada of vessels and military ships. Do some quick sketches of some of those vehicles highlighting their function. Big and small. Much like the Model makers finding everyday common things and making a space ship from the basic shape, we are asking you to do the same. Find an industrial form/product that you think might work. Similar to Nilo Rodis’s Slave one (street lamp) and the Hospital ship (an outboard motor on its side). Post that image in your submissions.
“There is a prison break scene in Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress – let’s use that as a template for scale and energy. There needs to be a diversion that happens and allows the Rebel fleet to gain some distance. Maybe some wild animals running around too!”
Watch Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress and pay particular attention to the slave uprising/prison break scene at the 11:00 minute mark of the movie.
The Battle of Hoth is over… or is it? The captured Rebel forces break free and launch a counter-attack. Create a keyframe from this sequence. One image minimum. Sketches and storyboards are also welcomed if you choose to do so. But remember, tell the story.
Here's a Star Wars piece I would of entered to the ILM Art Department Challenge if I had caught wind of it in time. I've been loyal to the time frames the challenge established, this stage was 2 weeks, but I did a couple illustrations in one week. This stage of the challenge was:
Design two (2) new Star Wars vehicles within the aesthetic of Episodes IV – VI. They can be Rebel, Imperial, or utilitarian — your choice; anything from a giant starship to a land speeder. Be sure to finish your images by placing the vehicles within the context of an environment. We want to see the story — not the blueprints.
I'm working on my portfolio and posting it here, so give me a watch if you like what you see. : )
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