Monday, April 7, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Concept Artist Jamie Rama - UPDATED

Monday, April 7, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 3

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) concept art by Jamie Rama

Check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier concept art by Jamie Rama!

Update: Sorry guys. Marvel Studios said to take the illustrations down. But enjoy the interview!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has made over $303 million worldwide in it's opening weekend. By contrast Captain America: The First Avenger made $407 million in it's entire run. The movie is a hit and one of the many skilled artists that helped bring the Russo Brother's vision to the screen is Jamie Rama.

Jamie Rama is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood films like Real Steel (2011), The Dark Knight (2008) and Spider-Man 2 (2004).

Warning: There are some spoilers!




MM: As a concept illustrator you probably worked on many things in this film. What did you spend the most time on?
JR: I pretty much worked on a bunch of sets. Lots of Triskelion interior and exterior stuff, the Smithsonian and the retro Zola workstation interior to name a few. No costumes or vehicles on this one.



MM: You worked on several superhero movies in the past (ex. Dark Knight, Spider-Man and X-Men First Class). Is there a trick to creating artwork for a superhero film that feels real?
JR: I think my style leans more photo real in general so I really don't have any tricks up my sleeve. Just lots of googling for techy stuff mixed with a bit of 3D modeling.

MM: The Russo brothers talked about making a political thriller out of this film. Did this change the way you approached working on the film?
JR: Since I work for the production designer, Peter Wenham in this case, I just have to be in sync with him. I relied on the fact that Peter had many meetings with the Russo brothers and then passed that info on to me. So my basic approach to working on any movie is to do whatever the production designer tells me to do. And once he is happy with the illustration he then presents it to the director and studio for approval.


MM: Was there a part of the concept design that you remember working on the most?
JR: Probably the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier ship hangar. Lots of complexity and depth happening in this set. We did a ton of versions for what this space might look like and there were a lot of people involved which often times happens with a set where there is significant visual effects set extension. My job is basically just make it look cool even on the 68th iteration.

MM: What's the next  film we'll see your work on?
JR: I've been working on Jurassic World, Insurgent and Pixels, all due out next year.

See more of Jamie Rama's wonderful portfolio at http://jamierama.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Jamie Rama's work or Captain America: The Winter Soldier on my blog.

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier what did you think?

Official Captain America: The Winter Soldier Summary
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever- widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy - the Winter Soldier. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is produced by Kevin Feige, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre
Cinematography by Trent Opaloch
Production design by Peter Wenham
Release date: March 13, 2014 (Los Angeles premiere), April 4, 2014 (North America)
Official Site: http://www.marvel.com/captainamerica
© Copyright 2014 Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. All rights reserved


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3 comments:

  1. Sorry David. The pics went down fast. Look around on the web and you'll find them though. ;)

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  2. That is what I get for not coming here faster! ;-)

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