Students at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU) were given a unique opportunity this quarter to learn what it’s like to create and present a previsualization to a couple of new filmmakers in the area. BEAU students Ryan Law, Derrick Liddiard and April Ricks were given the assignment to create a 3-D previsualization of a script of a movie in the works called “AV.”
“AV“ is a science fiction movie set in future Seattle. For this project each of the students created their idea for what a building would look like in this future world, including exterior shots, interior walkthroughs, and images of various elements in the building. They were able to show the filmmakers, Jake Duerden and Lane Russell, what it would look like to actually enter the building and how certain key scenes could be viewed inside this future world
Duff Clawson and Rando Schmook combined their classes to give the students time and skills to complete this project. Schmook spoke about how each of the students started with sketches and built their designs from there.
Clawson helped his students by pointing out unique architecture they could draw inspiration from. When faced with what to do with a particular open space, Clawson pointed April Ricks to pictures of the downtown Salt Lake Public Library building and the Apple Store, showing her how to use current architecture in this futuristic project.
Each of the students made a presentation. Duerden and Russell were very impressed with each of the students. They expressed how seeing their designs had opened their minds up to possibilities they had never thought of. They are excited to work with these talented students in the future as their movie goes into filming.
When I sat down with the filmmakers, they expressed again how impressed they were, and how great it is that they are able to take their great fortune in being able to make their movie and use it to help other new talents. We will be looking forward to when “AV” comes out next year.