This is the raw FX Animation I did for The Iron Giant Dream Sequence from the Signature Edition. The assets were later composited at Duncan Studios, which handled the production of the Signature Edition additional scenes.I waited 15+ years to animate the FX in this sequence. It was nice to finally have closure.
Here are the preliminary effects designs I presented to Brad Bird before moving ahead with the animation.
Dome of Doom
of the sequences I was responsible for creating the effects
for, was the part where the giant generates an orb from
his chest and lunches it over the ocean. My assistant
(Matt Manners) and I nicknamed the sequence "The
Dome of Doom".
about the making of the "Dome of Doom" effects
first sequence I was given to animate on The Iron
Giant was "The Lake Tidal Wave". I was
never very keen on animating water and looked at the
task as a bit of a burden. Nevertheless, I saw it as
a challenge and began working hard.
about the making of the "Lake Tidal Wave" effects