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THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Production: Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Everyman Pictures and Hammer and Tongs

Director: Garth Jennings

Production Designer: Joel Collins

VFX Art Director: Daniel May

 

 

The Story of A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was a big favourite from our childhood. So when we were asked to get involved with the 2007 film adaptation, we jumped on it! Joel Collins took on the mantle of Production Designer and Dan May lead the Visual Effects Art Direction and Previs Unit.

 

This project was an amazing playground for all our previs ideas. For the first time we were able to explore large-scale art department previs in more innovative and complex ways.

 

The challenge of visualizing the world, characters and VFX was done hand in hand with Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith of Hammer and Tongs. The process made us acquire new equipment and skills. By the end, which was almost two years later, we had created a fantastic  and hybrid visual effects and art department team, many of whom still work with us today.

 

The Previz Unit worked continuously throughout both prep and shoot. By creating accurate digital renders of both sets and spaceships we ensured that all of our designs and Garth’s ideas were finalised before postproduction began.

 

Our proudest moment was seeing the combined efforts of all involved reach the big screen and go straight to number one in both the US and UK box office!

Check out Empire's review: 

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/hitchhiker-guide-galaxy/review/

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Concept - Across Space
Concept - Across Space
Concept - Across Space
Concept - Finding the Gate
Concept - Finding the Gate
Concept - Finding the Gate
Concept - Inside the Vogons' HQ
Concept - Inside the Vogons' HQ
Concept - Inside the Vogons' HQ
Concept - Leaving the Vogons' HQ
Concept - Leaving the Vogons' HQ
Concept - Leaving the Vogons' HQ
Set Design - Interior of the King's Spacecraft
Set Design - Interior of the King's Spacecraft
Set Design - Interior of the King's Spacecraft
Building the Set
Building the Set
Building the Set
Behind the Sets - Painting Practice Previz
Behind the Sets - Painting Practice Previz
Behind the Sets - Painting Practice Previz
The Making Of
The Making Of
The Making Of

Describing 'Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy' in a few words... Just great fun! It was a playground of creativity. 

Joel
Co-Founder

The film’s design process encompassed the entire spectrum of old and new techniques in film, some of those arts now almost entirely lost. It was the inspiration behind Painting Practice and has an eternally fond place in my heart.

Joel
Co-Founder
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