Just another day at the office for Imaginary Forces director Brian Mah.
Here are a few things we love about Brian. He’s a modest guy who doesn’t seem at all like a famous LA director. He jokes about his mistakes, and is always experimenting. And despite the amazing motion portfolio he shared with us, he credits his success to the attention to detail he learned as a print designer. Not only has he not forgotten his roots, he embraces them every day. He calls it “cross pollination.” We call it amazing.
Brian, like more than 200 others, braved the Columbus cold for a fantastic first CSCA meeting of 2012. Brian spent most of his talk deconstructing his best recent work, revealing the tricks, techniques and sometimes impossible timelines he and his team handle every day. From choosing prop maching guns and casting Ultimate Fighters to inventing a new way to blur the speed of NBA star Chris Paul, Brian showed us the behind-the-scenes inventiveness that sets IF work apart. “It’s never easy,” Brian noted. “We’re always learning.”
We learned a lot, too.