Artwork by Michael Spooner
Art Direction and Visual Development
Michael has worked in animation for over twenty-five years with the most notable studios in the entertainment industry. Even without knowing his name, most of us are already fans of the worlds Michael has helped to create. From as far back as Master of the Universe, to Chip ‘n Dale Adventures, right up through Disney’s Treasure Planet. Just the thought of Michael designing a Cathedral for the Br. Thomas film makes my head spin.
Michael’s vision for The Temptation of Brother Thomas doesn’t end with the Cathedral. As Art Director and Design Lead, Michael will help to shape the look of Thomas’ entire world, from pastoral landscapes, to the impromptu studio where Thomas record his vision by the moonlight filtering down through the tree canopies.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Michael as we worked on Jonah; a Veggietales Movie together. At the time, his addition to Big Idea Productions helped to raise our design bar across the studio. Not only is Michael one of the most talented designers working in the film industry, he is a devoted mentor to young artists and a close personal friend.
You can see more of Michael’s amazing designs at his web sight The Art of Michael Spooner.