Behind the Scenes Photography
Teresa Drilling on set.
Animator Sihanouk Mariona at work.
Photograph by Beth Gavigan
Animator Javan Ivey pauses so Art Director Kathleen Chamberlin can take a photograph.
Art Director Kathleen Chamberlin and Armaturist Gary McRobert
Animator Vanessa Pridgen working.
Director Mark Smith, Animator Sihanouk Mariona, and Director of Photography Reijean Heringlake block out a scene.
Director of Photography Reijean Heringlake prepares a motion-control camera shot.
Cloud photography. The clouds in this project were made of real materials.Photograph by Vanessa Pridgen
Live feed of clouds superimposed over a still from the film. Part of the process of developing the right shape and appearance for the clouds.
Photograph by Vanessa Pridgen
Pieces of the metal skeleton being designed with a to-scale drawing of Bernard being used as a guide.
Rounding up the correct-size pinheads to make bird eyes.
Shooting footage of Elba in her cockpit. Lots of Elba animations were shot to be superimposed into existing background footage of her ship.
Objects tumble from Bernard's cabin, supported by wires, rigging, tape, whatever aids in propping the item in the correct orientation in front of the camera.
A simple animation setup.
Photograph by Kathleen Chamberlin
Director Mark Smith and Director of Photography Reijean Heringlake shoot tornado footage.
Testing the appearance of paper textures and pressed-in lettering under different kinds of computer-controlled lights.
Storyboards of the sequence of a line being tied between the two boats.
Diagrams of the design and colors for Bernard's balloon.
The inside of Bernard's cabin under construction.
A model of Bernard's boat under construction.
Clay sculptures of Bernard and Elba in progress.
Molds for casting silicone lemur feet.
Storyboard and Concept Artist Jordan Hull
Director of Photography Reijean Heringlake inspecting Bernard's boat with a paper cutout stand-in for Bernard.
Elba's new goggles, fresh out of the 3D printer, are tested for the right fit.
Sail detail on Bernard's finished boat.
Art Director Kathleen Chamberlin and Animation Director Teresa Drilling having a meeting.