How to Train Your Dragon – Live Projections

In March 2012, Global Creatures teamed with
Dreamworks to launch a live theatrical show based on the film «How To
Train Your Dragon.» Spinifex Group was contracted to develop the
graphic content for the entire show. The brief was to take the movie
from its original look and portray it in a more illustrative style.

The challenges focused around timing the animation to match the
choreography of the actors and dragons, while also maintaining a sense
of scale and balance between the animatronic creatures and the projected
content. In addition, the animation needed to move as one seamless
scene across both the wall and floor, serving as a complete theatre
set–a first of its kind.

I designed and animated the sections showcased in this video.

Additional Credits:

3D – Nick Hunter and Pepin Portingale
Matte painting and Illustration elements – Dan Potra and David Woodland