My Last Day on Kung Fu Panda 2

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For the past 6 months I’ve had the immense pleasure of working on Kung Fu Panda 2, the next installment of our story of Po and the furious 5. This experience has been enjoyable in absolutely every way. Our production team did a brilliant job of making sure the show was well run, that artists were always well informed and taken care of, and that everything was communicated to the utmost level of efficiency. I owe a lot of my enjoyment to them in particular.

Though also I was able to work with a completely new team this time, Damon O’Beirne head of layout and Rich Shiba, my Final Layout Supervisor. Working with both Damon & Rich together, I was able to learn more about camera work & cinematography at a sequence-wide level as well as the shot level. My new co-workers on the team were also a pleasure to work with of course, extremely helpful and always very positive, which can be very important when working on an epic-scale picture.

For now, I move on to the Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD in which we’ll be creating an original short film adventure that takes place in the Kung Fu Universe, should be interesting! Until then, be sure to see the film when it comes out May 26th, it is going to be Awesome to say the least. As if this wasn’t enough shameless promotion, here is our epic trailer that just came out:


Thanks for reading, now it’s off to get prepared for the next project!! I leave you with a picture of me wrapping up my last shot on the movie! I love Kung Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu— Panda!

(Originally published on A Stack Of Drawings.)


David Badgerow
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