WHAT IF EARTH ITSELF WAS THE SPACESHIP TO ESCAPE THE DYING SUN?

The Wandering Earth (Chinese: 流浪地球) is an upcoming Chinese science fiction film directed by Frant Gwo. It is based on a story by author Liu Cixin and is set for release on February 5, 2019 (the 2019 Chinese New Year's Day).

The Hollywood Reporter describes it as "China's first full-scale interstellar spectacular".

I will give more and more details of the process as the release gets closer. The director was kind enough to allow us to show our drawings before the release, but we need to follow his rhythm of releasing information.

This was my first project as the team lead concept designer (2016).

Our contribution on this project was extensive:

from designs of the environment, machines, vehicles, structures, props, clothes,

we also designed more than 60 keyframes before moving to storyboarding almost the entire movie; more than 6000 frames in total.

Granting us with a great sign of confidence, the director came back later in 2018 to correct and redesign some elements that were added in reshoots. We then produced several quick drawings instructing the vfx on how to make the new assets.

I am extremely happy to have been part of that fantastic project, but mosly, I am extremely proud of our team for all their efforts. 

OFFICIAL TRAILERS

trailer 4 - Ultimate trailer

OUR TEAM

I would not be able to make this page without thanking the wonderful team we had the pleasure of building at Base-Fx. All those artists showed talent and passion in making sure The Wandering Earth would be the best thing possible.

There is also a special thank to Zhang Bo for placing his trust in me, allowing me to take the design lead of this project.

conceptual art & design

Zhang Bo

Conceptual Art Department Supervisor

Nicolas Vallet

Lead Concept Designer - Art Director

Zhang Peng

Concept artist

Yuan Shuo

Concept artist

Li Zhi Yuan

Concept artist

Tian Zhong Li

Concept artist

Wang Jun Lin

Concept artist

Yi Jia Yi

Concept artist

Wang Di

Concept artist

ZHou Wen Ting

Concept artist

Deng De Kai

Modeller

Wang Meng Yi

Concept artist

Sun Shuang Biao

Concept artist

Shi Ji Meng Yuan

Concept artist

Fang Tao

Concept artist

storyboard

Zhang Bo

Storyboard Supervisor

Wu Miao

Storyboard artist

Wang Ke

Storyboard artist

Hao Yuan

Storyboard artist

Qiu Fan

Storyboard artist

Shi Ji Meng Yuan

Storyboard artist

post-production art

Nicolas Vallet

post-production lead concept designer

Wang Ao

Concept Artist

Song Bai Heng

Storyboard artist

Hao Yuan

Storyboard artist

Wang Di

Concept Artist

Zhang Peng

Storyboard artist

 
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