Fandango recently bought the youtube channel Movieclips and has been creating new content which is generating a lot of interest. One of their newest series is TAG, where they film time lapse videos of artist painting murals of whatever movie that's being promoted at the time. I was honored to be the first artist to launch the series and totally lucked out by getting to do Furious 7. A huge shout out to my boy Tracy Tubera for referring me for the gig and to David Gonzalez for bringing me on board.
I met with the awesome crew at the Fandango Offices in Santa Monica. We discussed the project in detail and went over specs of the filming on location at Universal City Walk.
After the legistics were all worked out I hit the drawing board! I handed in a rough sketch of my concept for the mural, than we went back and forth a couple of times before we had something everyone was happy with.
Once the sketch was approved the crew scheduled a walk through of the filming location. I got to see where I was going to spend my day painting, Universal Studio City Walk baby! I was pumped!
I was able to inspect the wall the day before the shoot, which was being stored at HD Films In North Hollywood. I projected my sketch on to the wall and did a light trace so I could have a guide for the live painting, since I would only have about 6 hours to knock it out.
Here is the final Furious 7 TAG video, clocking in at 163,830 views! Furious 7 rocked the box office and the Fandango crew rocked this production! It was so much fun to work with a young professional energetic crew, everything went smoothly!
Here's a still of the final piece, which now hangs in the Fandango office in Santa Monica. I'm psyched for the future of this series and for all artist that will be coming on board.