Rodeo FX has posted a nice breakdown reel of its visual effects work on Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. The studio contributed 200 VFX shots to the movie, adding up to over 12 minutes of screen time.
The effects include key matte paintings and CG environments, including Hong Kong Bay and the Shatterdome military base, along with the accompanying set extension work and practical rain effects.
Rodeo FX was also responsible for all the interior Robot Head shots, building and animating the complex CG rig used to control the actions of the movie’s giant robots using a combination of CG and practical effects.
The work was done in collaboration with ILM, the lead effects vendor on the movie. You can read more about ILM’s work in fxguide’s detailed article on the movie.