Swing Behind-the-Scenes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Sony Pictures Imageworks was tasked with breaking the rules in order to create a stylized universe and bring Sony Pictures Animation’s Academy Award®-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the big screen. From animation to technology, artists were challenged with developing new tools and techniques to create a groundbreaking visual style for this fresh and highly original film, which introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where anyone can wear the mask. For this year’s keynote, production designer Justin Thompson and visual effects supervisor Danny Dimian will discuss their experiences while making the film.*
* Regrettably our original co-speaker Peter Ramsey is unable to join us at DigiPro, but we are excited that Justin Thompson is able to step in to join the keynote with Danny.
Justin Thompson was the production designer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for which he received an Annie Award from ASIFA-Hollywood for Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production, and a nomination from the Art Directors Guild for Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Film. Previously, Thompson served as the production designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, creating the look of the beloved film series.
Danny Dimian was the visual effects supervisor for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for Sony Pictures Imageworks. Previously, Dimian supervised The Angry Birds Movies for Rovio Entertainment. He also served as CG supervisor on Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful, Hotel Transylvania, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.