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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is an enjoyable movie that was enjoyed by millions when it was released on June 30, 2023 in the United State subsequent to the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2023. Released in over fifty countries worldwide thereafter, with theater receipts over $400,000,000 to date the film has earned a respectable profit for Disney Studios which purchased Lucas Films ILM, and Paramount Studios, the original producer and distributor of the film series. I subsequently enjoyed the film again with my family when it was released for purchase on digital and look forward to watching yet again when it is released on Disney Plus December 01, 2023!
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is the sequel to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) that followed the Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Dial of Destiny is the fifth and reported to be the final installment of the Indiana Jones film series that began in 1981 with the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It was nice to see Harrison Ford return as well as many other actors featured in the five film series including Karen Allen and John Rhys-Davies. New additions to the Indiana Jones saga series included Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, and Mads Mikkelsen who was excellent as the primary villain and many other talented actors to complete the adventure series of films that delineated many mythological sagas over the course of several thousand years of human history.
Therefore it was a special treat to have been invited to attend the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Press Room at San Digo Comic-Con 2023 to interview members of the Visualization Team that made the movie not only possible, but could not have ensured the willing suspension of disbelief that is vital to the overall success of an entertainment project.
As with virtually all entertainment efforts, especially movies and television, a professional Visualization Team is essential to the success of the project. Visualization Teams enable viewers to make bridges in their minds by employing, or trying out some experiments between studio departments that have a crazy idea that may or may not work. Visualization Teams “throw things at walls” and see if they will stick in the minds of viewers.
One such critical visualization is the Antikythera mechanism, estimated to be over 2,000 years old, that was discovered in 1901 among the wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera, hence it’s name. Believed to be a mechanical astronomical computer, the Antikythera device, replete with obvious gears and mechanisms, is at the heart of the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny movie mythology!
With our thanks to Emilie via Proof Inc at Erskine Public Relations, we had the honor of discussing Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny with four members of the Visualization Team including well known creators Stuart Allan, Dirk Westervelt, Patrice Avery and Clint G. Reagan. We include our Press Room interviews with these four talented creators below for your enjoyment.
About Patrice Avery:
Patrice is a Visualization Producer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. She is well known for her work The Hunger Games (2012), The Creator (2023), The Tomorrow War (2021), Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023), Creed III (2023), and Fast X (2023).
Patrice has contributed to one hundred entertainment projects for her fine work in the areas of visual effects, production management and as a Producer.
About Dirk Westervelt:
Dirk is the Editor of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. He is well known for Men of Honor (2000), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Logan (2017), Ford v Ferrari (2019), and Deadpool 2 (2018) having worked on over twenty-five entertainment projects.
Dirk has been nominated for editing by American Cinema Editors, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Deadpool 2, and won the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for best editing for Ford v Ferrari.
About Stuart Allan:
Stuart is well known for his Visualization Team work on The Simpsons Move (2007), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Fast Five (2011), The Hunger Games (2012), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Man Of Steel (2013), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Aquaman (2018), The Predator (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).
Stuart has provided visual effects, animation and artwork on over forty films during his career.
About Clint G. Reagan:
Clint is a Visualization Producer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
He is well known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Transformers (2007), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), The Great Wall (2016), Spiderman Homecoming (2017), Ghost in the Shell (2017), and Ford v Ferrari (2019). Clint has been contributing his talent in over forty entertainment efforts in visual efforts and artwork departments since he began his career.
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