Establishing Shot Visual Development
Creating a magical nighttime mood for the Christmas special Merry Madagascar
Lighting Key & FX Callout
On top of fleshing out the lighting for this sequence, it was also important to explain how the sleigh trail effect looked against the night sky.
FX Trail Callout
This is a more violent and sputtering magma type sleigh effect for when Santa gets hit out of the sky.
New York City Matte Painting
This is a full-frame painting for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. 3D water was later added by the FX department.
Opening Shot Matte Painting
For the opening shot, I painted this set extension, which is entirely painted except for the foreground elephants, giraffes, and grass.