Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exclusive: BATMAN & ROBIN Set Designs, Concept Art and Storyboards by Timothy Burgard and Dawn Brown

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 1

Batman & Robin (1997) storyboard

Check out Batman & Robin set design and storyboards by Dawn Brown & Timothy Burgard!

Update: Tim was kind enough to send me some exclusive storyboards and let me know that the first set aren't from him. I'm not sure who the artist is though.
 

I'm going to start off this post by saying Batman & Robin is so campy it's terrible. Bad in a fun way, but terrible. That said, it's the most visually arresting Batman movies ever made. So, the design is really impressive to me. Two of the talented artists working on the film were Dawn Brown and Timothy Burgard.

Dawn Brown and Timothy Burgard are professional concept artists and set designers who've worked on Hollywood films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).

Read on to see blueprints from Batman & Robin for the Batcave and storyboards of the ice fight between Mr. Freeze's henchmen and Batman.



Tim Burgard Unknown









Tim Burgard (Thanks Tim!)





Dawn Brown (Thanks Dawn!)






See more of Dawn Brown's portfolio at www.dawnbrown.net and Timothy Burgard's amazing storyboards at www.timburgardart.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Dawn Brown & Timothy Burgard's work or Batman & Robin on my blog.

What do you think of the set design and storyboards? If you've seen Batman & Robin what was your favorite part?

Some images via Comic Book Movie (Nailbiter111)

Official Batman & Robin Synopsis
The fourth outing in the popular movie franchise features yet another personnel change as George Clooney dons the mantle of the bat. Joel Schumacher directs for the second time as Batman (Clooney) and Robin (Chris O'Donnell) have to stop the vengeful Mr Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from taking over Gotham City by using his new ice weapon. To make matters worse, the venomous Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) decides to join forces with Freeze, so making an almost undefeatable double-whammy of a team. Luckily for the caped crusader and his rebellious ward, they are able to team up with a tough and courageous new partner - Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone).

Directed by Joel Schumacher
Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt
Production design by Barbara Ling
Starring: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone
Release Date(s): June 20, 1997 (United States)
Official Site: batman-robin.com/
© Copyright 2005 Warner Bros, All Rights Reserved


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1 comment:

  1. That movie was on TV a few weeks ago and I watched about 30 minutes of it. I have no idea how something that bad can be produced on purpose by professionals.


    Still, like all big movies, the design aspects were well done.

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