After that its work is marked by a vision of a world that is dark and claustrophobic attracted the attention of the Hollywood studios, Mead has worked with many directors, populating his "visions" cinema of futuristic means of transport (car, aircraft, or spacecraft). Mead began on the set working for the movie Star Trek - The Motion Picture 1979 directed by Robert Wise, for which he created the principal alien "V ger" and a series of probes. In 1982, he worked for Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, where he was for the first time, the definition of "visual futurist" (a name coined specifically to describe his position are his creativity, the drive of the police "Spinner", the dreary urban landscapes of major scenes, and the apartment Decker. Then was the "conceptual artist" Tron (1982) Steven Lisberger, 2010 - the year of The contact (1984), Aliens - final Fight (1986) by James Cameron. For the movie Timecop - Indagine dal futuro (1994) Peter Hyams drew a picture of the headquarters of the police and the car driven by the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Following Mead was a 'visual artist' for other films, including Mission to Mars (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Elysium (2013), Tomorrowland (2015) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
Sydney Jay Mead was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 18, 1933 and grew up in South Dakota, where the father is pastor of a baptist church; since he was a boy reveals an extraordinary graphic capability, and a diploma in artistic studies at the Art Center School in Los Angeles in 1959. Already at the time the school had begun to collaborate with the Alexander Film Company, executing designs, animation and backgrounds. From 1959 to '61 he worked on the Ford Motor's Studios in Dearborn, Michigan, then moving to the Hansen Company of Chicago and later worked as a designer with many companies such as Atlas Cement, U. S. Steel and Allis Chalmers. In 1970 he founded Syd Mead Inc. to Detroit and in 1985, the Oblagon Inc. Always in the '80s, Mead worked for the japanese company Sony, and Honda, and was the designer for several films in japanese. In recent years, has been awarded the Visual Effects Society Awards (2015) and the Art Directors Guild's William Cameron Menzies Award.
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