matte painting / vfx

Inspired by a passion for photography, film, architecture and fine art, Mark loves to design large scale landscapes, futuristic cities, historical reconstructions, and outer space for film and television with photo-realistic detail to help expand the opportunities for a directors vision.



Matte painting is the art of digitally painting an environment into a scene, hiding existing areas of a film scene, or adding additional elements to the scene.

These digital elements are then layered and composited with film, or used in the gaming industry. These digital elements may be 2D, 2 1/2D, or 3D. 

Often a matte painting is utilized to create an environment that doesn't exist, or is physically or financially impractical to shoot.



Frequently, Mark is brought in to fix a problem with a shoot, but ideally utilized working with the director or visual effects supervisor prior to shooting, to expand on the visual scope of the film.    Our matte paintings and concept art have be used in award winning films, commercials, documentaries, and theme park design.  

If you have a project starting or well underway, contact me.



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Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting
Mark Roberts architectural illustration and digital matte painting

 

 

The Book Club, Vol 4

Timothy Kendall writer/director/VFX. YOMYYOMF Network series The Book Club. 2012 Streamys nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Matte painting sky replacements and set extensions.



Postcards From The Future

Alan Chan, writer/director. Futuristic return to space epic film taking place on a NASA Moonbase.

Matte painting moonscapes and base of the "Grand Vision".



Two Fisted

Todd E. Freeman, writer/director/DP. Bare knuckle gritty action film.

Matte painting many sky replacements, set extensions, and image removals for rotoscoping.



Shooting Stars

Timothy Kendall, writer/director/DP. Award winning Nike golf commercial, depicting a super natural event and a young Tiger Woods character.

Matte painting sky replacements, scene extensions, and image removal. Creation of several African villages.

Self Medicated
Monty Lapika, writer/director/star. Biographical drama. Winner of over forty film festival awards.

Matte painting sky replacements, scene extensions, and image removal for rotoscoping.

Evil Remains/The Horror Within

Tom Sanders, director. Horror/vampire drama.

Matte painting sky replacements, scene / set extensions, and image removal.



On Shaky Ground

Michael Whipple, producer. Documentary depicting an actual event earthquake for the Discovery Channel. 

VFX supervisor and matte painter. Aerial and ground reference photography, matte paintings depicting the destruction of buildings and bridges during a major earthquake, sky enhancements, and scene extensions.



NASCAR Vacation

Commercial for NASCAR. 

Matte painting sky and background replacements and set extensions.



Goode Company

Concept Commercial Project. Matte painting transformations from modern day to historic western stage stop.

Matte painting, sky replacements, scene extensions, image removal, and color corrections.

 

Portland To Paris Concept Project 

Matte painting transformations of Portland to Paris.

Matte painting, sky replacements, scene extensions, image removal, and color corrections.

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