Israel Feldbrand Arch 620
Professor :Alexa Getting
Exploring Form Making Through Iteration
The film industry and architecture, two fields that feel quite different from each other, are becoming more and more intertwined in a symbiotic relationship that will have them both rise into an apex of the imagination.
Film producers have always employed specialists from different fields to draw and design the sets, costumes and vehicles of their movies, but now they work more closely than ever. For example, Kosinski stated that for the TRON movie sequel he brought specialists from fields other than the movie industry, like video game animators, architects and vehicle designers. He also said that he looked over the designs and concept art of the original TRON movie, and a lot of pieces were left out of the film due to the technological limitations of the era. Those designs were made by legendary French artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud. He provided concept art for science fiction classics such as Blade Runner, Alien and The Fifth Element, movies with architectural designs that were breathtaking for their time.
Kosinski was able to take inspiration from the old imagined designs and remake them with a contemporary mindset, and with today's technological capabilities. He also cited for inspiration architects such as Albert Speer, the chief architect for The Third Reich and his obsession with symmetry and perfection in his designs. He also stated that he worked very closely with the Art Department, and even the two writers collaborated frequently with the designers and architects during the script writing process in order to better flesh out the storyline in the world imagined by the artists.
The American director also said that many of the architects and designers have stayed in the movie industry and didn't return to their former jobs, probably because in a digital world there are less limits and boundaries. Thus, they can imagine and design...