I worked directly with Wes Anderson, organising 100's of images and composites to convey the exact style he was going for, before the footage was given to LookFx, to ensure that his vision was met by them. I was also required to find out the feasibility of shots within the budget constraints. This was usually done with a bit of creative/out of the box thinking.
(can we fix this bathing cap? can we shrink this forehead that seems too large because of the wide-angle lens? what can we do to make this building look a bit more like a prison?)
This is the second Film I have worked on with Wes, prior was Fantastic Mr Fox where I did roughly the same thing. plus a few more.
LookFx article about working on Grand hotel Budapest
Excerpt from the article...
"Can you tell us more about your collaboration with Wes Anderson?
When we were deep into the project, the collaboration was really visually-based. Wes would send us accurate visual representation (which were created by me) of what he was looking for. Wes is a director who knows exactly what he wants and how to ask for it. His directing skills and involvement go past production and into post."