These are some of the textures I made for the digital environments in “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”. The goal was to give the environments a look and feel that was photo-realistic but with a stylized touch as the film was neither live-action nor traditional animation, but rather motion-capture.
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The matte paintings were also to match the concept art provided by the art department and production designer Doug Chiang. In this case, it was a beautiful rendering of Ebenezer Scrooge’s childhood schoolhouse by concept artist Aaron Becker.
- Scrooge’s Schoolhouse – concept art by Aaron Becker.
There were many matte painters, including myself who worked on this fly-over shot of the Ghost of Christmas Past’s revelation to Scrooge. I painted cg textures for the buildings and the sky cyclorama.
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