We've published another case study, and this one has "007" written all over it.SKYFALL is a box-office sensation that features the witty, athletic, and perennially dashing James Bond—played by Daniel Craig. Produced by EON Productions and distributed by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment , the film takes moviegoers on a journey across the globe, featuring sets designed with Vectorworks Designer with Renderworks software. Production Designer Dennis Gassner led a dynamic, cohesive team that focused on sets ranging from exotic, futuristic, and post-apocalyptic to brooding and intriguing—all of which combined to play an integral role in building the mood and shaping the action that typifies Bond films.
For example, in Turkey, Art Director Neal Callow created scenes for a gravity-defying motorbike chase along the spines of narrow-tiled rooftops. To create the harrowing, fast-paced scene, Callow employed Vectorworks software’s drawing and scaling features, hatching, text tool, and import command. At the same time, Art Director Dean Clegg was in the U.K. working on Skyfall Lodge, Bond’s ancestral home shown above. Accommodating special effects at Skyfall Lodge was the biggest challenge Clegg and his team faced because they required very detailed plans with many changes based on timing. Clegg used Vectorworks Designer primarily in 2D to develop and present design proposals. “The opportunity to look after a series of sets which make up the closing stages of a James Bond film is a great honor. And it was great fun,” said Clegg.
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