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World-Building on an Epic Scale Avengers: EndgameAbove Image: VORMIR. LANDSCAPE STUDY. CONCEPT ART BY CHRIS KESLER
Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War were a culmination of twenty-two films and ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As an Art Department, we knew that we were incredibly lucky to be working on these films, it was an oppo
Lucy in the Sky navigating the journey from space to earthAbove Image: INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SET WITH NATALIE PORTMAN AS LUCY IN HER COCOON SLEEPING BAG. PRODUCTION STILL.
When Noah Hawley asked me to do Lucy in the Sky, I was very excited. He wanted to do a movie about a woman who had an experience that was bigger than her understanding and ha
Perfect Harmony building a unity of place and spiritAbove Image: ARTHUR’S HOUSEBOAT. CONCEPT SKETCH.
Perfect Harmony is a wonderful half-hour comedy for Fox/NBC. It is set in Kentucky and shot entirely in LA. As one can imagine, the biggest design challenge was creating the sense of place.
I was fortunate to have a longtime friend as loc
Shaping the World of Just Mercy a study in making a differenceAbove Image: THE WITNESS ROOM IN THE EXECUTION CHAMBER AT HOLMAN PRISON, LOOKING ON YELLOW MAMA, THE STATE OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC CHAIR. BUILT ON LOCATION AT OLD DOUGLASVILLE JAIL. PHOTO BY JAKE GILES NETTER. WARNER BROS. PICTURES.
Just Mercy first entered my life when I read The New York Times be
Designing for a YouTube Star The millennial world of liza on demandAbove Image: LIZA’S APARTMENT INTERIOR. PRODUCTION STILL.
I got the interview for season one of Liza on Demand through a costume designer colleague who knew the line producer. At the time, the town was really busy, and they were having a tough time finding the right designer for their quirky co
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