Establishing Shot Visual Development

Establishing Shot Visual Development

Creating a magical nighttime mood for the Christmas special Merry Madagascar

Lighting Key & FX Callout

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.

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

FX Trail Callout

FX Trail Callout

This is a more violent and sputtering magma type sleigh effect for when Santa gets hit out of the sky. 

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

Lighting Key

New York City Matte Painting

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

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.