Visual development


Big Miracle

Just finished "Big Miracle" at Rhythm and Hues Studios.

Hugo Cabret

I recently started working on a new production: The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I’m doing previz concept art for the movie, which is an adaptation of a Brian Selznick novel. This is Martin Scorcese’s first 3D movie. The story takes the cast back in 1930s Paris, France, where the story centers on a 12-year old orphan named Hugo who lives in a train station and is still dedicated to his late father’s ambition to solve the mystery of a broken automaton. This is shot in real 3D and not one of those horrible 3D conversion. It was shot on Arri’s Alexa with Cooke 5/i Prime lenses (for the film geeks out there.) This is the first major 3d movie to be shot with Alexa. Like Ben Kingsley recently revealed in an interview, “Hugo Cabret is Marty’s 3D examination of the early days of cinema. It couldn’t get better than that.” The film, which also stars Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen and Chloe Moretz is due to be released this November.


At Santa Monica until May 2011.

Green Lantern

Doing some matte painting work for Green Lantern. A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Directed by Martin Campbell. Starring Ryan Reynolds.

New reel for 2011

I uploaded a new reel for 2011. Please note that this reel doesn’t contain any scenes from the most three recent movies I worked on: Incendies (nominated for Best Foreign Film), Gulliver’s Travels and Priest. They will be available later this year. Temporary paintings and concepts can be found in the gallery sections of this site. Thanks.

Updated site

Did some clean up. Higher resolution matte paintings.

Incencies nominated for Oscars

Director Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed picture Incendies has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Foreign Language Film. Villeneuve's film, about a pair of siblings who return to their Lebanese homeland to unravel a family mystery, will compete against the following movies in the category: Biutiful (Mexico); Dogtooth (Greece); In a Better World (Denmark) and Outside the Law (Algeria).
See some matte paintings from Incendies in the
Matte Painting section.