“Based at the Underwater Stage, Pinewood Studios, Phoebe specialises in behind-the-scenes underwater stills and video for feature film, TV and commercials.” Her work is both ambient and fluid and she has done work for a plethora of different things including (but not limited to): BBC News, Casino Royale, Harry Potter VI and VII, and The Guardian. Check Phoebe out by visiting her website.
Concept Art - The Terminator
“The Terminator” is a famous scifi action-thriller movie where robots from a post-apocyliptic future send a soldier back in time to kill Sarah Connor, before her son John Connor (the human race’s last hope of survival against the machines) is ever even conceived. The concept art for this movie franchise shows how ambitious this production was. The dark imagery is fearsome and it reflects the story well. The success of the franchise has spawned numerous sequels and it’s no surprise given its initial art direction.
Concept Art - Prometheus
Ridley Scott’s prequel to the Alien movies deals with an expedition team heading to a distant moon where they hope to find a race of hyper-intelligent human beings that genetically engineered the human race. These Engineers are long gone by the time they get there and all that is left is an abandoned military facility filled with a black oozing mutagen that has the power to change and create life in seemingly unpredictable ways. The crew faces all kinds of dangers as they search a facility that has been left only with death and fear. The concept art by David Levy showcases the dark nature of the film and the marvel of the expedition ship, Prometheus (in which, the movie is named after).
Concept Art - Star Trek (2009)
J.J. Abrams released a reboot of the classic scifi TV show widely known as “Star Trek”. His recreation of this retro series went into the origins of Captain James T. Kirk and Vulcan first officer, Spock. The plot took a split timeline approach where the timeline of the series was altered due to a ship of villainous time traveling Romulans seeking revenge from a future catastrophe. This stray plot upset some of the original fans of the series (known as Trekkies) as it did not stay true to the original franchise. However, it sparked interest in the culture of Star Trek by bringing many old concepts and adapting them for the modern generation. In fact, people who previously shunned the series for its nerdy reputation began to show interest in it because of its epic magnitude. The concept art for this well known reboot displays some of that epicness and shows the process of how the old franchise was readapted for the new age. The art shown above was designed by artist Ryan Church and has been shared on websites and blogs alike.
JJ Abrams: the mystery box
Something quite inspiring….