The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Type – Previs, Postvis
Director – Francis Lawrence
Studio – Lionsgate
Location – Los Angeles, Atlanta

We're big Francis Lawrence fans, having worked with him on "Constantine", "I Am Legend", and "Water for Elephants". When the call came to work on "Catching Fire" we jumped at the opportunity. What could be better than Francis Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, and the Third Quarter Quell? Francis wanted the Previs to be simple, basic blocking animation...a guide for the filmmakers as they moved into production. Proof had already been experimenting with various looks for our Previs, so we took a chance and unveiled our newly developed Previs Toon Shader. As you can see, the look is simple and focuses on composition and action, but it doesn't sacrifice the mood, energy, or emotion as Katniss fights for her life against the elements, mutated Mandrills, and other victors like herself.