Check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire concept art by Dawn Brown!
After already making $333 million, The Hunger Games sequel is a huge hit. The studio, Lionsgate Films, has already decided to take the third book "Mockingjay" and split it into two movies: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. This means that working on this film is like working on one long movie which creates a whole new set of challenges. One of the artists that are working hard on the movies is Dawn Brown.
Brown is a professional set designer, concept and costume artist who's worked on %Hollywood/big budget/blockbuster movies like Oz the Great and Powerful, Star Trek (2009) and The Last Airbender.
What's it like work on the sequel to one of the most popular movie series of all-time? Find out and check out designs for the Capitol hovercraft landing site, Capitol Theater, Arena, District 11 perimeter wall, and medical bay after the jump (click to enlarge).
Here's what Dawn said about working on the Hunger Games 2 movie.
"As far as challenges go, there were two main concerns." Dawn said, "The first challenge is keeping things new yet familiar the second (and third and forth) time around, and the second challenge is time.
"These films are coming out a year apart, so we really have to keep moving. And thankfully we have a very close art department. Phil Messina is the production designer, and I've been a part of his crew for many years. There's a kind of shorthand - an efficiency - that develops when the crew is all on the same page. We've been working very hard to establish a vocabulary, a stylistic foundation for Katniss' world. Once that foundation is established, we are free to build on it and push it and break it and make it bigger, better, cooler, with each film. There is definitely an effort to be respectful to the books, yet we want to surprise people with something new as well."
So, what's next for Dawn?
She said, "Next up, I worked on costume concepts for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. I think those will be out next summer. I am also working on resurrecting House of Monsters. We may try Kickstarter again in the spring. Fingers crossed."
Here's hoping her Kickstarter campaign for House of Monsters 2 is an even bigger success than last time!
See more of Dawn Brown's work on the film at www.dawnbrown.net
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire what did you think?
Official The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Synopsis
"THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever."
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Cinematography by Jo Willems
Production Design by Philip Messina
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Release date(s): November 11, 2013 (London premiere), November 22, 2013 (United States)
Official Site: http://www.catchingfiremovie.com/
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