Director: Simon West
Services: Screen graphics Art Director and Concept Artist
Stratton is an upcoming British action thriller film directed by Simon West, based on the novel series of same name by Duncan Falconer. The series' lead character John Stratton is played by Dominic Cooper, while the rest of the cast includes Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Hoechlin, and Tom Felton. Principal photography on the film began on 15 July 2015 in Brindisi, Italy.
The mission in this exciting action thriller was to create all the screen motion graphics for the Mi6 and the villains devices. The director's vision was to have a fairly old style, reminiscent of the 80´s and 90´s technology, in the general tint of the film, blue and orange. We went for a very square and orthogonal set up, with simple layouts that would tell the story in a clear and concise way, have slightly old school technology looking graphics and avoid any angular or dynamic angles or animation that would go against the desired style.
The process was to create concepts in photoshop, then the concept team and I would create the layouts in Illustrator, which would be imported into After Effects to create all the animation and include the 3d assets. My mission was to art direct the pieces and create concepts, illustrator layouts, coordinate the 2d, 3d and AE animation team, and compositing 3d animations to help bring to the screen all the information needed in the best way possible.
Below you can see a selection of final concepts and the final look in the final trailer shots. More to come!