Tribute to Joe Ranft

John Musker made this animatic style tribute to Joe Ranft on what would have been his 50th birthday, the 13th of March.

Madeleine Peyroux sings Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”.

It’s a sort of mini biography that charts seminal moments in Joe’s life.

Art & Design in The British Film #26 – Paul Sherriff

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published.

This chapter deals with Paul Sherriff (1903 – 1960).

It was in 1943 that Sheriff made his most memorable contribution to film decor when as Art Director for Laurence Olivier’s `Henry V’ he experimented with an entirely new kind of background, taking the illuminated chronicles of the period and using their naive perspective and delicate colouring as the basis for his designs.

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(Please click the thumbnail pictures to enlarge them. I thank you.)
Henry The Fifth Two Cities Films, 1944

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Henry The Fifth Two Cities Films, 1944

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Vice Versa Two Cities Films 1948 1

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Henry The Fifth Two Cities Films, 1944

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  1. Director: Peter Ustinov. []

Paul Lasaine, Production Designer, Art Director, etc.,

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I’ve just added a link to Paul Lasaine‘s blog in the blogroll. I remember Luc Desmarchelier telling me about him when he was working at Dreamworks back in the 90’s. If you don’t know Paul Lasaine or his work, here’s the link….

Click the thumbnails to reveal the big images, please.

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Those first two images are from Paul’s work on Surf’s Up. This next one is from his pre-production work on Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt.

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Egyptian Sunset – Dreamworks’ “Prince of Egypt”.

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The Road to Eldorado – Dreamworks

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Open Season – Sony ImageWorks

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Unnamed project. Luc Desmarchelier was working on the same gig at the time.

Go feast your eyes!

Stephen Hanson

There’s a new name in the blogroll (left) today, and it’s that of Stephen Hanson, Illustrator and Visual development artist.
I had the pleasure of working with Steve a few years ago during the making of Balto, where we both painted backgrounds.

He’s been producing some gorgeous work that you can see on his new blog The Lost Moon.

Here’s a few samples that show Stephen’s versatility as a painter and illustrator:

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Zoo-Zoo The Big Game.

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From Sketchbook

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Witches Wood

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