Digital Domain brought me on board as a freelance designer to aid in the development of the art direction for this spot. I am a huge fan of the sport so it was an honor to be apart of MMA history.
Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand, tapped Director Neil Huxley to create an explosive show open that reflects the sport’s rise from its humble beginnings to the mainstream. The :60 piece combines archival footage of iconic UFC bouts mapped into entirely imagined backgrounds, timed to a score by famed film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer.
DD credit list:
Karl Denham CG Supervisor Kait Boehm Senior Producer William Lemmon Producer Fred Fouquet Editor Ash Thorp Art Director Derek Crosby Rigger Michael Lori Data Integration Jon Aghassian Data Integration Jesse James Data Integration Carlos Pedroza Animator, Previs Artist John Niehuss Digital Artist Daniel Buck Digital Artist Keith weilmuester Roto Artist Marlan Harris Roto Artist Dawrath Phoue Roto Artist Eric Ebeling FX Artist Dennis Blakey FX Artist Kurt Lawson Nuke Compositor Kevin Bouchez Nuke Compositor Guatama Murcho Nuke Compositor Jeff Heusser Flame Artist
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