Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Masterful Early STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE Concept Art by Doug Chiang

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 1

 
Check out Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace  concept art by Doug Chiang!

While developing the Star Wars prequels, writer-director George Lucas knew that visualization was an important part of the film process. Even while beginning the writing process Industrial Light & Magic art director Doug Chiang began reviewing the thousands of designs for Episode I. Lucas wanted the film to be "like a period piece, since it was the history leading up to" the original Star Wars (1977).

Doug Chiang is a professional concept artist and art director who's worked on major motion pictures like Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and War of the Worlds (2005).

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Here's a video someone made of his work on the films


See more of Doug Chiang brilliant portfolio at http://www.dchiang.com.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Doug Chiang's work or Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace artwork on my blog.

Some images via http://www.ibytes.es

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace what do you think of the artwork?

Official Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Synopsis
Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.
Directed by George Lucas
Cinematography by David Tattersall
Production design by Gavin Bocquet
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid
Release Date: May 19, 1999 (USA)
Official Site: http://starwars.com/explore/the-movies/episode-i/
© Copyright 1999 Copyright Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox


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1 comment:

  1. Pretty awesome. The visuals in that movie are impressive. And C3PO has a more retro look than in the final version

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