Proof Inc., one of the film industry's leading visualization houses, has provided Previs services to Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious 6, which was released May 24, 2013, it was announced today. According to Proof Creative Director/Founder Ron Frankel, Proof provided previsualization for six sequences of Fast & Furious 6, which involved the creation of 40 minutes of original animation. Proof also provided post-vis services for the film, and it produced 200 visual effects shots.
Original Film's Neal H. Moritz, Producer, Fast & Furious 6, said, "The Fast & Furious films are all about extreme action with real cars and real cameras. I'm a big believer in Previs. It's the best way to develop the intense action that our fans expect long before anyone even shows up on set. We've been working with Alex Vegh and the team at Proof for years and they really have the Fast & Furious franchise dialed in."
Proof's Previs Supervisor Alex Vegh, who has been the Previs Supervisor for the second through the sixth entries of the Fast & Furious franchise, adds, "We were involved very early on this film with director Justin Lin in the development process, and stayed on until the end of the picture. I had the opportunity to work with Justin on developing the ideas for the action sequences and to create the action beats. We then animated the shots and designed the sequences in Previs. I took the Previs with me on set and had the chance to supervise some splinter unit scenes, which was very interesting and a lot of fun. Due to the escalated level and quick pace of the production of this film, I concurrently worked with teams on both Previs and Postvis. This was the first film where we used an all British crew in London - 20 people - as well as a team based in Los Angeles. I even traveled with the production when they went on location to the Canary Islands!"
ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS 6
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Ortiz and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. http://www.thefastandthefurious.com/
Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, in Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. www.thefastandthefurious.com
ABOUT PROOF INC.
Founded in 2002 in Los Angeles by Ron Frankel, Proof Inc. is one Hollywood's leading providers of high-quality visualization services for the feature film and live entertainment industries. The company has already been retained to provide Previs services for Fast & Furious 7.
In addition to Fast & Furious 6, the company's other recent projects have included The Hangover, Part 3, 42, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games, Underworld: Awakening 3D, Fast Five, and The Green Hornet, to name just a few. Upcoming projects include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, R.I.P.D., Riddick, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
From the start of development through to delivery, the talented digital artists of Proof help filmmakers tell their stories and realize their visions. Whether a major studio feature film, a large-scale architectural installation, a TV commercial, or a live concert, Proof's unique blend of visual artistry and technical expertise ensures that the company's work on any project is as accurate as it is evocative.
Proof specializes in four areas of creative services:
Previs: A collaborative process using 3D animation software and real-time computer graphics to generate preliminary versions of shots or sequences;
Virtual Production: Proof provides on-set visualization, the synchronization and compositing of live photography with 2D or 3D virtual elements, for immediate visual feedback;
Postvis: This is a creative process whereby filmmakers can direct the parts of their film that weren't captured during photography because they were either impractical or impossible to get in camera;
Event Visualization: Proof's artists have the ability to create accurate visualizations to test designs for any kind of event, ranging from a theme park ride to a fashion show, and from a concert to an urban scale multi-media projection.
Proof's Headquarters Office is located at 5150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite # 300, LA, CA, 90036. The phone is 323/465-6930 and the website is: www.proof-inc.com