While working at Legacy Effects, I had the opportunity to work on Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. In addition to being a 3D modeler on the suits, I also was a “test pilot” for the Conn Pod. I wore one an early version of a stunt suit as they tested the range of motion and articulation of the hydraulics of the Conn Pod arms and foot pedals. It was sweaty and tiring being in the suit strapped to the machine, but it was nothing compared to what the actors had to endure during the grueling shoot!
Here I am donning an early pilot suit in PACIFIC RIM Behind The Scenes: The Conn Pod produced by Legacy Effects.