Antarctica was quite a challenge. Here are some of my early designs of the set. I also did some effect design explorations for the glacier crumble effect when the DreamWorks logo gets revealed in the opening sequence. I created the effect using photoshop and after effects. The last image is a 3D model I created that I passed along to previz and modeling. I was happy to see that the down shot to the whaling ship was very close to the final version you can see in the movie.