Meet Andy Nicholson, the Production Designer for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel. Andy was the Art Director on films such as Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Golden Compass, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
His role as a Production Designer has included films such as Gravity, Divergent, and Assassin’s Creed. Andy was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.
Production Designers are a key creative leader of the art team, working with the films Director and Producers to craft the look of the film. According to his website, Andy is ‘actively seeking to assimilate digital technology with traditional work-flows and techniques’. His bio goes on to say he is ‘Always on the lookout for staff with new skills’ and ‘[he is] an advocate of immersive design and closely follows the opportunities and developments within the industry’.
Andy Nicholson may be a newcomer to the Jurassic team, but certainly not to the industry. Production Design on previous Jurassic films was handled by Rick Carter (Jurassic Park, The Lost World) and Ed Verreaux (Jurassic Park 3, Jurassic World). This will be the first time Andy and Juan Antonio Bayona have worked together; Bayona has previously worked with Eugenio Caballero (The Impossible, A Monster Calls) and Josep Rosell (The Orphanage).
Personally, I love the movie ‘Gravity’ – it blends practical and CG effects in stunning ways, and I cannot wait to see what Andy brings to the table with Jurassic. Be sure to check out Nicholson’s website for more samples of his work from his portfolio spanning numerous films.
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