CGI VFX Animated Short Film: "The Iron Giant 2" by Christian Day | CGMeetup

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CGI VFX Animated Short Film: "The Iron Giant 2 Short Film" by Christian Day, Kurt Baringer. The Iron Giant 2.0: Mansley Featured on

Mansley is a story set in the early 2000’s 40 years after the events in Rockwell.

Story: Kent Mansley is now an old man being interviewed about his life spent chasing down the Iron Giant. Mansley goes into detail about his life and obsession, flashing back on his past, and ways he tried to track him down. One day he stumbles on the key.

History: Christian Day, a cg artist in commercials and VFX, first conceived this project as a small :30 second trailer that would have been quick to put together, as well as a project to work with on with friends, but it changed and morphed into something much larger over time. It took 4 years of on and off, re-shoots, pick up shots and re-edits. The team of Christian Day and Richard Jones shot parts of it every year for 4 years in a row, all in October, to stick to the feeling of the original shoots. The big push was to finish in time for “Ready Player One”, with music and end credits to go the team pulled it off just in time for the “Ready Player One” release, which the Iron Giant appears in.

Story By: Christian Day, Kurt Baringer
Mansley: Robert Mitchell
Young Mansley: Kurt Baringer
Music: William Frank Jones
Camera: Richard Jones
CG: Christian Day
Compositing: Christian Day, Hubert Wozniak
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