BIG MACHINE CASE STUDY

Sony Pictures and Director Jake Kasdan selected BIG MACHINE  to create and produce the Art Card, additional VFX and the Main On End credits for Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle.

BIG MACHINE worked with director Jake Kasdan and editor Mark Helfrich to create a collection of visually dynamic elements for this major motion picture starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.

We thought it might be fun to share some of our process.  Please enjoy!

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MAIN ON END

We presented 2 initial concepts after viewing an early cut in June 2017.  Without giving away the movie, video games and jungles were important themes that we wanted to explore.  We created an 8-bit recap of the movie and a lush 3D environment that would take viewers on a journey through the land of Jumanji.

fRAMES FROM OUR "8-BIT" CONCEPT

 

FRAMES FROM OUR "JUNGLE" CONCEPT:

 

8-bit gets an upgrade:

The 8-bit game evolved into a 16-bit version that you can see in this early, low quality motion test:

These boards explored the story that we could tell using the 16-bit game concept:

 

MAP CONCEPTS:

We were also asked to explore some concepts that were more map based.  These eventually led to the concept which was selected for production.

 

DELIVERED CONCEPT

A simplified map design was selected and animation and delivery were completed using this design:


ART CARD EXPLORATIONS

SEVERAL SELECTED DESIGNS PRESENTED FOR THE ART CARD:

 

FINAL ART CARD / MAIN TITLE

 

CREDITS

Creative Directors:  Ken Carlson & Steve Petersen

Executive Producer: Sean Owolo

Producer:  Crystal Deones

Additional Producing:  Annie Chen

Design & Production Leads:  Dennis Shen & Ana Lossada

3D Modeling:  Natalie Eagan

Animators:  KA Batcha, Myung Yu & Geoff Ciccarelli

Interns:  Alyssa Medina, Janice Chan &  Shu Xiang

REPRESENTED BY JONATHAN STERN MANAGEMENT