Jurassic World Dominion
Type – Previs, Postvis
Director – Colin Trevorrow
Studio – Universal
Location – London
It had to be one of the “Jurassic” projects we've worked on over the past six years. Collaborating with teams of creatives and producers at the very top of their game, such as Colin Trevorrow, David Vickery, JA Bayona, Pat Crowley, and Frank Marshall (to name a few), has been an honour.
As I sat in a cinema in 1993 watching “Jurassic Park” just weeks after finishing my degree in Computer Animation, I knew I had made the right choice! Little did I know that 23 years later, I'd be getting sent notes from Steven Spielberg on a sequence I was working on for “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom”.
Of the multiple “Jurassic World” films I've been part of, I'll go for “Dominion” as my choice, mainly because of the circumstances surrounding production, which made us rethink how to collaborate to make a film and how we responded to those challenges.
From August 2019 through March 2020, we worked on the project with Colin and David, with much the same workflow we have adopted for the last 20 years. We had a crew of highly talented individual artists embedded in the VFX department up at Pinewood. From there, we had access to Colin, David, and our fantastic previs editor Erline.
Then Covid hit, and suddenly we had about a week to rethink our working strategy. VFX Producer Ann Podlozny was keen for us to stay employed and finish our sequences, as we were unsure when production and post might start. We quickly moved to working from home, using all sorts of remote tools we had never even heard of before, let alone used. I'm incredibly proud of how my team on DOMINION adapted their workflow to continue to be as productive as we had been when we occupied the same physical space. A great project to work on, in challenging times, with a brilliant crew.