Matte Painting Feedback – Mars

Kammka¬†on Reddit sent me an environment shot he’s done to get some feedbacks on it. I wanted to record a video, but as I couldn’t find the time to properly seat at my desk with a microphone, I decided to write the feedbacks in a post. So Kammka’s project was to reproduce a shot inspired by Martian, you know, this wonderful shots of Mars’s surface, very moody, which I believe have been done mainly by MPC (but I might be wrong, so no offense…) ¬†First of all, I must say that the shot works technically. The length is good, the…

Oblivion and the Sky Tower

I don’t know if you had a chance to look at the VFX Featurettes from Oblivion which shows the use of projections instead of a green screen replaced by matte painting of plates, but it’s really interesting. It’s interesting because it seems to be the future of green screen replacement. At least, this is what people say in this featurette. And that’s true, it’s really helping a lot the shot. All the compositors know that it’s a nightmare to make a full greenscreen shot working with a plate. Light never really works on both foreground and background, there is a…