Pacific Rim – Opening Sequence VFX Breakdown

Published on Sep 15 2013 // Animation / VFX, Visual Effects

For his epic sci-fi feature, Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro—owner, director, and founding partner of Mirada—turned to his home base, enlisting studio talent on everything from concept development to the two-minute prologue.

PRim01Storytelling Studio Mirada was the creative and technical force behind the two-minute prologue of Guillermo del Toro‘s robots vs. monsters epic, Pacific Rim. Mirada was co-founded by del Toro along with award winning director Mathew Cullen, Executive Producer Javier Jimenez and Academy Award winning DP, Guillermo Navarro.  del Toro worked closely with Mathew Cullen, President/Sr. VFX Supervisor John Fragomeni and the Mirada team to design, create, shoot, edit and execute more than 80 stunning visual effects shots for the prologue sequence.


From the very first stages, del Toro worked closely with artists from his studio to bring the picture to the big screen. For the initial presentation to Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers, Mirada created key conceptual art, 3D turntable renderings of a trio of prototype Jaegers, and a high-end two-and-a-half minute teaser animatic illustrating the monumental size and colossal scope of a Jaeger in action.

Author – Abhijit Roy

Source – It’s Art Mag (

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