Few of matte paintings I was working on during Life production at Iloura Sydney. Modeling and rendering of New York backgrounds was done by Jonathan Zam Taranto. I was responsible for integration, detail painting, dirt pass, additional props like signage on the streets and surroundings, lamps, bins, fences, illuminated boards etc - the only live-action bits are the actors and some signs.
In the aerial shot we had a plate photograph that was highly edited to serve the story - this is a full cg shot that you can see in the trailer link attached below. Unfortunately paintings alone are not available anymore so only finished comps shots can be shown.
VFX Supervisor - James Rogers