film design

oblivion

In August 2009 Daniel again joined forces with director Joe Kosinski—whom he worked with on Tron: Legacy—for the design of a very unique flying machine and an army of drones. Joe was preparing a graphic novel and movie pitch to Disney Studios for his original sci-fi story, and the machine for it was described to as a blend of a dragonfly with a Bell 47 helicopter. The story in the making: Oblivion.

When Daniel began sketching, he could not know that this machine would be one of the most elaborate projects he’d ever be involved in. Between the first drawings and the premiere in April 2013, about three and a half years had passed, of which Daniel spent over one year working on the main ship.

 

The Bubbleship

The design brief for this ship was simple: combine a dragonfly with a Bell 47 helicopter. The dragonfly is clearly a metaphor for lightness, agility, elegance, and proportion. The Bell 47—an well-known icon in the aviation world—shares most of those attributes. Most notably the large glass canopy, resembling the head of an insect and offering unsurpassed visibility for both pilot and passenger. However, the stance of the Bell both on the ground and mid-air is rather laid-back. In contrast, the Bubbleship equipped with deadly weapons, needed a more aggressive character. This turned out to be the biggest challenge on the project: to create a vehicle with a large glass sphere cockpit and thin joints with bold and dominant looks.

 

 

The Drone

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The Design Process

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The Prototyping

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