Check out Armageddon storyboards by Robbie Consing!
Every Friday I try and feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema or television. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Armageddon (1998).
The Michael Bay disaster film Armageddon got mixed reviews but was the highest-grossing film of 1998. In fact, it made more than Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. It was also nominated for four Oscars including "Best Visual Effects." One of the artists that helped make those spectacular visuals possible was storyboard artist Robbie Consing. He shared a storyboard sequence from the film on his IMDb page.
Robert "Robbie" Consing is a professional production illustrator and storyboard artist who's worked on major movies like Transformers (2007), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Minority Report (2002).
See more of Robbie Consing's incredible work at his IMDb page.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Robbie Consing's work or Armageddon on my blog.
What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen Armageddon what did you think?
Official Armageddon Summary
From the blockbuster-making team who produced and directed PEARL HARBOR and THE ROCK (Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay) comes the biggest movie of 1998 -- ARMAGEDDON! Starring the explosive talents of Bruce Willis (DIE HARD), Academy Award(R)-winners Ben Affleck (GOOD WILL HUNTING) and Billy Bob Thornton (SLING BLADE), Liv Tyler (INVENTING THE ABBOTTS), Steve Buscemi (CON AIR), and Will Patton (INVENTING THE ABBOTTS), ARMAGEDDON is a meteor storm of action-adventure moviemaking that has you on the edge of your seat forgetting to breathe! When NASA's executive director, Dan Truman (Thornton), realizes the Earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option -- land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core. Spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humor, great characters, riveting storytelling, and heartfelt emotion make ARMAGEDDON an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow.
Directed by Michael Bay
Cinematography by John Schwartzman
Production Design by Michael White
Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Will Patton
Release date: July 1, 1998
© Copyright 1998 Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Rainmaker Digital Effects, Buena Vista Pictures. All rights reserved