I recently got to travel to Los Angeles to a rather special day-long event. That event was a 20 minute sneak peak at Tron: Legacy (which many of you will now have seen at the various Tron Nights around the world) and the chance to meet some of the actors and film-makers behind this fabulous project!
Over the course of the next couple of weeks (until the film’s release on 17th December), we’ll be bringing you interviews, videos and images from the visit where we packed so much in that I ran out of tape on my video camera (yeah, it is still tape I’m afraid!).
The first of the pieces was an interview with Director, Joseph Kosinski where we talk about how he got involved in the project and how he used his computer game commercial background to create such a fine looking film. The second of our interviews was an exclusive chat with Producer, Justin Springer where we talked about his role as Producer and what that actually means on a day to day basis.
Then we spoke with one of the stars of the movie, Olivia Wilde who told us how she got involved in the project, how she developed her character and and what she thinks of Twitter and more recently, we spoke with leading man, Garrett Hedlund who told us how he was cast and what was so great about making the movie.
Now we get down to my favourite footage that I gathered while I was there – the production design. This is the part of all film making which interests me most. How things are conceived and then brought to life by the clever people working with the latest software to make movies that look like this.
While on the blogger day, I was allowed to film the Q&A sessions that were given by Ben Proctor (Art Director), Christine Bieselin Clark (Costume Design), Neville Page (Concept designer – who I then saw a week later at the Avatar event!) and Daniel Simon (Vehicle Designer). Over the course of the next few days / weeks, I’ll bring you a different presentation given by the guys listed here who will show you imagery that you’ve not seen before and talk you through how each part of the movie was conceived, built and ended up looking the way that we now see in the trailers and the finished movie.
Part 1 went up last week and featured Ben Proctor talking us through the art direction, how The Grid fits together and how the original concept all pieced together, then we moved onto Costume Design with the fabulous Christine Bieselin Clark and today we get to look at the concept art stage of the process hosted by Neville Page.
Check out the presentation below and keep your eyes peeled for the final other part which looks at vehicle design!