concept artist - matte painter
Director - John Curran
Working with the Director and Paul Butterworth the VFX supervisor, a series of concepts combined with detailed period research of 1920 Shanghai was developed. (See concepts portfolio)
Director John Curran wanted the matte paintings and complex 3D , to be integrated as subtlety as possible with the live action, . His desire was for the audience not to notice any CG work.
A complex camera move through the boats of busy 1920 Shanghai harbour, ending up on the busy water front of period Shanghai Bund was created as a totally CG shot.