From Motherland: Fort Salem Season 1. In the original script, there’s a powerful layering of imagery and a blurring visual boundaries during the Gallows Hill scene. What we think is real is only pretend and what we discover to be “real” in this world is fantasy in our own. Working with show runner Eliot Laurence, we created the baroque theatre imagery by drawing inspiration from the street spectacles of 18th century Italy & France.
Sarah Alder faces the gallows
Sarah Alder signs the Accord
The Salem Accord recited
Stage as gallows
Gallows becomes Accord signing
Galows stage transformed
As Bruce Mau says: “Begin Anywhere”.
I’ve noticed that often scriptwriters/producers’ offices are filled with figures and objects that are used for working out senarios and dialogue. Building on this, I created my own series of objects to have on hand as visual story telling idea generators.
Final forms – still need bases
Filled and primered surfaces
Revisted one of my favourite sketches from my “Stargate Atlantis” days. Not a “speed painting” per se, but still kept fast and loose.
Another Covid time-off speedpainting exercise. No hard and fast rules, but generally no photo underlays and complete in 3 hours or less. Playing with light and texture for this one.
Speedpainting exercise, playing with movement. As a design team leader, I like to share my ideas quickly and clearly before handing off to the VFX team.