Everybody understands the importance of preparation but none more than a filmmaker. Smart modern day filmmakers invest ample time and effort into pre-production. Such pre-production techniques that helps you keep a firm grip on complicated sequences is nothing but pre-visualization.
Pre-visualization serves a wide variety of purposes for one, it helps you analyze the shots you have planned and ensure whether they would actually work. It is also a flawless option to communicate your idea to the entire team. And when your idea is clear and everyone knows what is expected, it goes a long way in saving time and money. Filmmakers would know! So on that note, let us take a look at some of the finest pre-visualization works in Hollywood movies. Take a look at this pre-visualized sequences of Avatar. How closely does it resemble the final version we got to see? That’s how perfect previs can be! As one can expect, the role of pre-visualization artists was quite dynamic and challenging for the dream venture of James Cameron. Asset creation and manipulation, MotionBuilder scene building, video facemask generation, scene troubleshooting, animation fixes and environment tweaks were all part of their daily schedule. No wonder there is so much detail in pre-visualization itself!