BEHIND THE BLOCKBUSTER: THE SECRET MVP OF SCI-FI MOVIE PRODUCTION
04.05.18Scott Meadows was a recent Los Angeles transplant in the early 2000s, having moved to the west coast to chase down work after studying architecture and spending time in the employ of a start-up in Austin. He had some photography skills and done work in digital design, but he was still a bit stumped when he got a call from an old colleague who had an offer for him.
"Out of the blue, they called me up and said, 'Hey, do you wanna do previs on Bad Boys II with Michael Bay?' My first question was, what's previs?"
Meadows wound up taking the job, and over the last 15 years, has helped push what was back then a small, specialized process intended to help prep what was still largely practical movie production. He is now the head of both previs and virtual production — an even newer technique — at Digital Domain, where he helps build some of the biggest blockbuster films in the world.