ADG Perspective

July-August 2021

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6 4 P E R S P E C T I V E | J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 When I met Production Designer Jean-Vincent Puzos in my interview, I knew we would get along well even though there were difficulties with language since he speaks mainly French. Even after studying it in high school and college, my French is very limited, but we were able to muddle through and discuss some of the projects for the film. One of these was an ancient map that Lily uses as a guide to help her find the ancient healing tree. I love maps and we had a great conceptual discussion about it. Did the map have special powers? Was the answer obvious all along but hidden in plain sight? Did the map reveal itself to Lily because it realized that she had a pure heart? Did you have to fold it in a special way to get the answer? We also looked at some interesting "coffee spill" paintings that his daughter, artist Elise Puzos, had done that could be incorporated into the map to hide the location of the treasure. As you will read further on, although a lot of these ideas didn't come to pass, it was a great discussion and I was excited to work with Jean Vincent on the film. First, I'll set the scene and talk about some of the projects that did come to pass before getting into how I started mentoring Graphic Designer Hilary Ament and what a great journey it has been. I will also add here that veteran Graphic Designer Susan M e n t o r i n g a N e w G r a p h i c D e s i g n e r W h i l e W o r k i n g o n D i s n e y ' s J u n g l e C r u i s e A D I F F E R E N T K I N D O F J O U R N E Y B Y K A R E N T E N E Y C K , G R A P H I C D E S I G N E R Loosely based on the Disneyland ride, the film Jungle Cruise, takes place in 1916 and tells the story of world traveler Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), who sets out to prove to the male-only members of London's "Royal Anthropological & Diverse Adventures Society" (RADAS), that women are just as capable as men when it comes to anthropology. Highly motivated by her poor treatment at RADAS, she and her brother McGregor (Jack Whitehall) travel to Porto Velho, Brazil, to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities— possessing the power to change the future of medicine. There she meets Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson), who convinces them that his cobbled-together boat La Quila is river-worthy and that he is the man to guide them up the Amazon to find the treasure. Unscrupulous boat company competitor, Nilo Nemolato (Paul Giamatti), has other ideas about that. A. LA QUILA MAKING ITS WAY UP THE AMAZON. PRODUCTION STILL. B. RENDERING OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE PORTO VELHO MERCADO. GRAPHIC DESIGN BY KAREN TENEYCK. C. PRE-SHOOT PHOTO OF THE PORTO VELHO MERCADO ENTRANCE SHOWS THE ELABORATE DESIGN OF 1916. GRAPHIC DESIGN BY KAREN TENEYCK. D. THE FACADE OF NILO'S TAVERN. THE GRAPHICS WERE INSPIRED BY THE RESEARCH PHOTOS OF MANAUS, BRAZIL. GRAPHIC DESIGN BY KAREN TENEYCK. A

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