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