@1 year ago with 2 notes
#people to know #minority report #production designer
Alex McDowell has worked, among others, with directorsTim Burton,Steven Spielberg, Alex Proyas, David Fincher and Zack Snyder. In 2002 he won the San Diego Film Critics Societyaward in the Best Production Design category for his work on Minority Report and, in 2004, the Art Directors Guild award for Excellence in Production Designfor The Terminal. In 2006, McDowell was named Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA, the UK’s most prestigious design society, and was appointed Visiting Artist at the MIT Media Lab.
McDowell is an advocate of immersive design and integrates digital technology and traditional design technique in his productions, creating a production design process that allows for the highest level of control over the look of the final film.
In Underkoffler’s TED talk he mentioned that the Minority Report team had let his team work on the UI of the movie as if it were an actual R&D project. I scoured the web looking for it, and the closest thing I could find is McDowell’s 80-page “2054 bible.” I couldn’t find the document itself, my closest hit being a presentation called Creating Cinematic Worlds he gave at the Getty Research Institute over two years ago.