I worked on this Will Smith / M. Night Shyamalan film from Nov 2011 - Mar 2012 on location in Philadelphia. Learned a lot and will be seeing the finished film myself in the coming week or two.
|Ursa Pod. An organic looking cage to hold the beast.|
|We built two pods at the same time. Hollowing out the two large egg forms and adding all the details. The pristine one is pictured above, pre-crash. The fractured version, post-crash, is below.|
|This is a 24' vertical shaft where the actors race up toward the surface away from danger. It had to have a completely removable corner quarter to allow for lighting and cameras.|
|Exterior face and entrance to the main cave.|
|Sample of rock formations in the top photo (from Iceland I believe) and how we free-sculpted the texture and style of rock for the cave exterior.|
|Me laying out the cave shown on the blueprint above.|
|Early stages of the cockpit of the spaceship. Foam overlapping steel. This entire structure was placed on a gimbal to allow for aggressive tilting and shifting of the entire ship during flight/crash.|