We've been enjoying the 30 minute painting challenges that Worker's Chief Creative Officer, Barry Kooser takes on in the Facebook group, Daily Spitpaints. but this one holds a special place in our imagination. Today's theme was Pilot Ejection and Barry took inspiration from John Ross: American, a WWII photo-recon pilot of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. John was shot down 3 times on the 96 missions he flew and survived every one. Worker Studio is developing an animated feature based on the life of John Ross.
Worker Studio's Chief Creative Officer, Barry Kooser was a background Artist and Supervisor for 11 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, contributing to films such as as The Lion King, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear, among others. He also ventured his painterly eye as a Fine Artist, exhibiting his work in galleries around the country. We're lucky to have this master artist inform Worker Studio's production design. We asked Barry what the Top 5 Production Designs that influenced his career in filmmaking are. As you'll see his influences range from classic Disney films to some of the most gorgeous live action films of the past 35 years. This is the 5th and final post in the series.
#5 TRON (1982)
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