Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Great Gatsby - Valley Of The Ashes /night/

Time has come to present the work I have done during last 6 months. Valley of the ashes in 'The Great Gatsby' was very important location for Baz Luhrmann. A depressing rubbish dump that characters pass when travelling  from Long Island to Manhattan. The majority of this location was created digitally.

Indicated is a wide shot of the valley straight after Myrtle's death.

Matte painting was created in Photoshop from various photographic elements as well as rendered 3d assets prepared by our team. I have started with the sky that changed few times before final approval. Extension of the horizon line had to be produced after that as well as continuation of the rail track and road. On the attached GIF image you can see the main stages. Final shot break up will be presented in my showreel 2013 which is coming up soon.

Credits from Iloura apart from matte painting:
Supervision - Julian Dimsey
Rendering and layout  - Tony Alamo
Compositing - Elena Topouzoglou

Animated GIF

Final comp still

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Indonesia and Singapore photography

With my wife Jia Jia ( on the photos ) we had opportunity to explore bit of Indenesia in the last 4 weeks. We visited North Sulawesi and as well as Gili Islands and Bali. Check out the photos on Flickr, some amazing views in Bali that turns any photograph into digital painting! We stopped in Singapore so few photos also depict that very clean part of Asia.

Link to Flickr set: