Founder & Creative Director
Ron Frankel founded Proof, Inc. in 2002 to advance the use of previs in feature film production. In addition to his extensive work on films, Ron has used previs to problem solve large-scale architectural installations, to help create immersive environments and to aid in the design of video games. His recent work employs augmented reality to create live on-set visualizations.
Ron has a Masters of Architecture from MIT and teaches a course on visualization at the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design. He is a founding member of the Previsualization Society, the Virtual Production Committee and 5D. His favorite color is chartreuse.
Pawl fell into previs by accident 12 years ago and never looked back. He was asked to be previs supervisor on a series of films about wizards and muggles that became one of the most successful film franchises ever. Since spending a few years making wizards fly in the first four Harry Potter films, he has continued to cement his reputation as a leading light in the UK film industry. Recent credits include “Sherlock Holmes” and “Clash of the Titans”, as well as their respective sequels. Most recently he supervised the previs on the Sam Mendes helmed James Bond film “Skyfall” and the zombie fest “World War Z”.
Pawl is also the face of Proof’s London operation.
Ranko is an animator and previs artist that has been with Proof for over 5 years, and has worked on films such as Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, and Gangster Squad. He has also worked on games, as well as music videos and commercials. He graduated from the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and had worked on freelance architectural and automotive design and rendering before joining Proof.
Eric moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2008 and has since been working for Proof on a variety of projects. Working as both a Previs and Postvis artist, he has had the privilege of working on many commercials, music videos, and feature films including “Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” and “Hop.” He loves the myriad opportunities the world of Previs provides to learn new skills and employ them with the most creative minds in the entertainment industry. In his free time he is an avid hiker and barfly.
Eric graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2008, and has continued his digital arts education through classes at the Gnomon School.