ADG Perspective

January-February 2018

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In the first meeting with director Justin Lin for the design of the pilot of S.W.A.T., I presented an image of a custom armored vehicle that I felt set the tone and visual direction of the new S.W.A.T. world we were attempting to reimagine. It was faceted, butch, massive, matte black on black, robust with an industrial inclination. Luckily, Justin was on the same page, which led me to go deeper. "What if this version of S.W.A.T. is more covert, clandestine and industrial in nature. A mobile, independent unit that sets up shop as required. Let's say, S.W.A.T. is deployed to a city and has a modular kit of parts that enables them to become operational with very little fuss. Furthermore, the palette should be super controlled: Black on grey on black." A. Interior S.W.A.T. headquarters. Photoshop Illustration by Jamie Rama. B. Armored vehicle research reference. IAG promotional photo. C. The vehicle used for the show, secured by Brett Round, picture car coordinator. Photo by Tim Beach D. Photoshop mood board by Andrew Murdock showing Los Angeles urban textures. B C D

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