ILM Shows How To Build A Jaeger In New PACIFIC RIM VFX Breakdown

The visual effects team at the Academy Award-winning company, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), explain and show how they built the Jaegers for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

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PACIFIC RIM SYNOPSIS - When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim was directed by Guillermo del Toro, from a script written by Travis Beacham. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. Now available on DVD & Blu-ray!
Source: wired.com
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JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 1:09 PM
FIRST
JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 1:09 PM
damn. second time this week.
JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 1:09 PM
iw as gonna say "jaeger? ill take one onthe rocks"

y'know, cause...jaegermiefter...
its a drink.
JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 1:10 PM
they said "you cant be FIRST again so soon" but i say "get a new algorithm asshat!"
BaronZemo1 - 1/17/2014, 1:17 PM
Second
BaronZemo1 - 1/17/2014, 1:17 PM
Dammit
JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 1:22 PM
should the jaegers have TWO pee pees?
TheMexicanSuperman - 1/17/2014, 1:30 PM
@Gusto, I bet you've been hitting that all day long?
TheMexicanSuperman - 1/17/2014, 1:31 PM
Pacific Rim is fricking awesome.
IndependentGeorge - 1/17/2014, 1:31 PM


Good movie. Hope they will make sequel.
amxt - 1/17/2014, 2:06 PM
I haven't watched the VFX breakdown yet.. nor will I likely, however, I can guess it will go something like:
"We drew stuff on paper"
"We got computers"
"We drew the stuff on paper on computers"
"We told the computers to make the stuff move"
"We walked away and drank Starbucks while the stuff was rendered"

Darlene1974 - 1/17/2014, 2:24 PM
Have u guys seen that awesome Cosplayer that did Gypsy Danger? Now that should be featured in here too... it's awesome. And there is another one that did Brooklyn Typhoon too. Wish I can put both links in here and share with all u Pacific Rim fans. But alas, I dunno how to.
ALmazing - 1/17/2014, 3:25 PM
Amazing rigs!
JorL5150 - 1/17/2014, 3:59 PM
darlene1974

i am in love with your avatar.

dayum.
Ronnie11 - 1/18/2014, 2:27 AM
they should have been nominated..outstanding work
aztecRaingod - 1/18/2014, 4:53 AM
This shit was absolutely tits on BluRay. Mind blowing fx.

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