Wednesday, May 21, 2014

See What the USS Vengeance Almost Looked like in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Concept Art by Kasra Farahani and Tex Kadonaga

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 4

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) concept art by Kasra Farahani
Check out Star Trek Into Darkness concept art by by Kasra Farahani and Tex Kadonga!


One of the big set pieces in the film Star Trek Into Darkness is the massive unmarked Federation Dreadnought-class starship USS Vengeance also known as the "Dark Enterprise." It's "twice the size, ten times the firepower, and three times the speed" of any other star ship. "Unlike most Federation vessels, it's built solely for combat." Impressive. Two of the artists that helped design this masterpiece of Federation engineering are Kasra Farahani and Tex Kadonga.


Tetsuo 'Tex' Kadonaga is a professional 3D modeler, art director and production designer who's worked on big budget films like Night at the Museum (2006), The 6th Day (2000) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). Kasra Farahani is a professional concept illustrator, art director and production designer who's worked on Hollywood movies like Avatar (2008), Spider-Man 3 (2007) and and the unmade Bioshock film.


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Designs were based on work by James Clyne and Ryan Church with an original set design by Andrew Reeder. One key part of the bridge design is that the ship can be completely controlled by one person.

Tex Kadonaga's Bridge, Ship Designs


























Kasra Farahani's Bridge and Hallway Designs








 

See more of Kasra Farahani's fascinating portfolio at zafron.com and Tex Kadonga's work at http://www.kadonaga.net.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Tex Kadonga, Kasra Farahani or Star Trek Into Darkness on my blog.

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Star Trek Into Darkness what did you think of the U.S.S. Vengeance?

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Official Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis
"When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew."
Official Site: StarTrekMovie.com
Directoed by J.J. Abrams
Cinematography by Dan Mindel
Production Design by Scott Chambliss
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller
Release Date: April 23, 2013 (Sydney premiere), May 16, 2013
© Copyright 2013  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot, K/O Paper Products. All rights reserved

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4 comments:

  1. Such a visually dazzling film. It's great to see glimpses of the early creative stages.

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  2. It’s always fun! That’s why I do what I do. J

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