Friday, January 7, 2011

Project Review:The Golden Compass 2002

Here is an exploded view of the the Alethiometer I built for The Golden Compass Advertising work.


A Front view matching the 2D Illustration in 3D.


A Darker metal was tested here in this view, more Copper.


An alternate view.


A close up on the Zodiac Characters.


The Golden Compass

Client: New Line Cinema via the Cimarron Group.
Art Director(s): Clive and Dawn Baillie
Project Date: Summer 2002

Back in 2002 I built out a 3D Alethiometer for the upcoming film The Golden Compass. At the time there was no principal photography yet so the design was still in 2D sketch form. They sent us a color sketch and I built out a 3D version of the Compass based on the single sketch. The compass was eventually animated by Matt Hartle for some test AV pieces as well.

A fun project and concept to build out, though it was never used for the trailers.

Cheers, THOM

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