This was a matte painting done for the film Une Libération. This was the second time I had the pleasure of working with director Brian Crewe. The film is currently touring the nation, winning film festival awards along the way.
I was asked to create a blacked-out Paris nearing the end of World War II. The Eiffel Tower and Seine River were key elements needed in the shot. This was a historical film, so based on the geography I pinpointed various locations that would make this composition accurate. I was also conscious of which buildings and bridges existed during the 1940s. With this in mind, my main objective was capturing the mood of the film while staying true to the original lighting.