LIFE | matte paintings

Jacek irzykowski life shot 01
New York shot 01
Jacek irzykowski life shot 02
New York shot 02
Jacek irzykowski life shot 04
Jacek irzykowski life shot 03
Cinema entry

Few of matte paintings I was working on during Life production at Iloura Sydney. Modeling and rendering of New York backgrounds was done by Jonathan Zam Taranto. I was responsible for integration, detail painting, dirt pass, additional props like signage on the streets and surroundings, lamps, bins, fences, illuminated boards etc - the only live-action bits are the actors and some signs.
In the aerial shot we had a plate photograph that was highly edited to serve the story - this is a full cg shot that you can see in the trailer link attached below. Unfortunately paintings alone are not available anymore so only finished comps shots can be shown.
VFX Supervisor - James Rogers