Building Colour and Textures in “Pacific Rim”

Aug 2013 Set to be the summer blockbuster of 2013, Pacific Rim is a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production, directed by Guillermo del Toro with cinematography by Guillermo Navarro. Set in the not too distant future, the world is under threat by huge invaders who come from beneath the sea: mankind’s only hope is the Jaeger, a giant robot that takes two human brains linked together to operate. This effects-heavy movie uses colour to striking effect, a world of highly saturated colours and vibrant images. In charge of perfecting this look was Maxine Gervais, colourist at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging.