DUMBO

Director, Tim Burton
Production Design, Rick Heinrichs
Cinematography, Ben Davis

Soon after The Last Jedi , Rick went to do another
collaboration with director Tim Burton and gathered a great team of artists in London for his art department but also
worked remotely with a few other artists here in the US.
I am always inspired by Rick's imaginative designs and confidence in which he leads his art team, often carried from production to production .
We used 3D extensively back and forth with the set designers in London to work out the film sets dimensions under some budget restrictions that kept shrinking .
I admire how he managed to still deliver grand and splendid designs on screen under these limitations.
This work was also particularly challenging; there is a high level of expectation when working with someone like director Tim Burton's, who has a very unique and sophisticated visual sensibility.

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Dumbo, Production Design by Rick Heinrichs

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Medici Assembly

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Medici Assembly

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Medici in Florida

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Special thanks to gravityb.com for scanning 1920's characters for these renders.

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Pen on paper sketches +Photoshop

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Lobby, earlier concept.

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Dreamland, Nightmare Island

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Rick's set in London under final preparations.

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Illustration by John Park.
We had 2 other amazing artists here in the US, John Park and Jaime Jones, I highly admire their works and is worth visiting their art pages, https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Vd1g1n

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Vandavere Dreamland Circus

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Vandavere Circus

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Vandavere Circus, one of Rick's earlier concepts.

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London Medici set.

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Dreamland Gates

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Vandavere Backstage