Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BIRDMAN Concept Art by Spectral Motion

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


Check out Birdman concept art by Spectral Motion!

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, also known as Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, swept the Oscars because of it's inventive imagery. It also won the prestigious 19th Annual Art Directors Guild "Excellence In Production Design" award. Spectral Motion was hired to create the costume for Birdman in the film and owner Mike Elizalde talked to HitFix about the design for the film.

Spectral Motion is one of the leading makeup and creature effects studios in the industry and has worked on Hollywood films like X-Men: The Last Stand, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Looper.

Click on the images to enlarge.

In the movie Michael Keaton plays an actor, named Riggan Thomson, who's tormented by visions of his role as a big budget superhero named Birdman.


"[Alejandro González Iñárritu] said he wanted to really play off of a little bit of the inherent cheesiness of superhero costumes, but he didn't wanted to be ridiculously cheesy he just wanted a few elements that were a little blingy," Elizade told HitFix. "He still wanted something heroic and cool-looking, but those were sort of the guidelines. So the elements that we focused on were the belt buckle and the wristband that he wears and he's got a little piece of gold bling on his beak."



Here's what it looked like in the film

See more of Mike Elizalde's mind-blowing work, including behind-the-scenes images, at http://spectralmotion.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Spectral Motion's work or Birdman artwork on my blog.

Via Comic Book Movie (Nailbiter111)

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Birdman what do you think of the costume?

Official Birdman
"BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself."Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design by Kevin Thompson
Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts
Release Dates: August 27, 2014 (Venice), October 17, 2014 (United States)
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/birdman
© Copyright 2014 Regency Enterprises, New Regency Productions, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved



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2 comments:

  1. I love the layered textures of the costume and mask!

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  2. I haven't seen it yet, but he did a great job.

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