Philippe Gaulier (Senior Art Director) and Olivier Pron (Supervising Art Director) will connect at the Gnomon Stage on Saturday, May 27th, to share their experiences, methods, and techniques for creating concept art and visuals for films. From initial brainstorm to final concept, Philippe and Olivier will discuss the various challenges they face during the pre-production process in a film production environment, and highlight some of their contributions to films such as Dr. Strange, Mad Max: Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Meet the leading artists from one of Los Angeles’ top studios and hear firsthand how their artistic journeys and creative processes have helped them generate conceptual art that has brought directors’ visions to life for the big screen.

RSVP to attend for free. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to arrive in good time to secure your place in line. Alternatively, follow along on Livestream* and ask questions during the live event using #gnomon on Twitter.

*This event will be streamed live, but due to the Marvel content that will be shared, the event will not be archived. Be sure to tune in live to watch this event on May 27th at 1:00 PM PDT. The recording will not be available for viewing after the event ends.


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Bringing the Director’s Vision to Life: Philippe Gaulier and Olivier Pron
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Audience Questions

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Guest Speakers

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Philippe GaulierSenior Art Director, Method Studios

Philippe Gaulier's artistic journey has taken him from Paris, to Shanghai, London, Vancouver, and most recently Los Angeles. Throughout his professional career so far, he has created numerous concepts and visuals for films including the visually stunning Mad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more recently, Dr. Strange. He is currently the Senior Art Director at Method Studios in Los Angeles.

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Olivier PronSupervising Art Director, Method Studios

Concept artist Olivier Pron excels at transforming scripts into fully realized worlds, creatures, and characters. He recently moved to Los Angeles from London, where he created pre-production visuals for films including Iron Man 3, Cloud Atlas, Dr. Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy. He earned a 2015 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design, and currently holds a Supervising Art Director position at Method Studios in Los Angeles.

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