Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim commentary track. (via hauntedjaeger)
#IT TAKES A JAEGER PROGRAM TO RAISE A MAKO -hauntedjaeger
My love for Del Toro never ceases
Behind the Magic - The Jaegers of Pacific Rim
Probably the greatest work that ILM did on Pacific Rim was the Jaegers. It is astounding the amount of detail that has been put into every aspect of each Jaeger. They were created like actual functioning machines with layers of details that are not even seen in the movie. Every gear, mechanism, and shock-absorber works and nothing is on the Jaeger that doesn’t function. By the end of the film, they had created 22 different versions of Gypsy Danger!
This is to you Industrial Light & Magic. We don’t need any Oscars to show how awe-inspiring and truly spectacular this world that you created is.
Industrial Light & Magic - The Battle for Hong Kong
The Battle for Hong Kong was spectacular in its entirety thanks to ILM. Everything was so meticulously worked on, including the buildings themselves which had to be rendered due to the fact that plates wouldn’t work. And the scene when Gypsy punches into the building was actually filmed using miniatures! This goes to show the level of consideration put into the entire Battle scene. And it’s also interesting that the dock fight with Leatherback was inspired when Del Toro was scouting Hong Kong and envisioned a fight unfolding there. Simply brilliant.