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The spider hero is back and it was a real excitement to participate its epic adventures. This section covers my main intervention on the show inside the fantastic MPC crew.

For that show , I was fortunate to work under the suppervision of Mathieu Raynault at Rodeo FX . Visionnary director Tarsem Singh wanted a very graphic look for his movie so it made the matte painting approach based on pictorial composition more than photorealism . A fun challenge .

Rodeo FX contributed to a few complex sequences of Jack the Giant Slayer , including the creation of a "Treasure Room" . Here is my main task on that show .

Written and produced by Georges Lucas , this story takes place in World War II historical context . Rodeo FX had to recreate aerial fightings and huge environments in a very photorealistic way . It was also a great opportunity for me to team up with legendary VFX company ILM .

Historical accuracy and stereoscopy were the main constraints that made The Three Musketeers a great challenge . I worked closely with Rodeo FX matte painter TD Jeremy Boissinot to provide environments matching the plates ... and 16 th century eurpean capitals !

My fist steps in Rodeo FX company ! I was proud to participate to the Resident Evil franchise . As a fan of post apocalyptic movies , the idea of destroying a big cty like Los Angeles was more than exciting .

Rodeo FX offered me the opportunity to work on some advertisings like that funy concept from DDB China for IG Markets . I had to recreate a famous King Kong scene , replacing the giant gorilla with a Panda in a combination of pictures and CG elements . Mathieu Raynault suppervised the task .

Rodeo FX contributed to a few sequences of Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2 . My main job consisted in an establishing shot going from a sunset over Cairo to a dooryard in wich the live action takes place .

Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror counted many establishing shots of Snow White castle . Here is one I did at Rodeo FX under the suppervision of René "Gourou" Morel .

Here is my work for feature film Beyond Friendship . The principal duty was to turn current Jerusalem into a 1940 appearance in some wide establishing shots . A nice collaboration with director Elie Chouraqui and france based company Autrechose .

Principality of Monaco ordered france based company Cube Créative to direct a short concerning the history of the Rock for the World Exposition Shangai 2010 .This full CG project counted many matte paintings depicting different steps of evolution , from genesis to nowdays . Here are some of wich I was in charge .

It was really exciting to be part of an adaptation of this classic animation film . As the main photography was done in China and Argentina , famous french Studios Éclair were asked , under the supervision of Yann Blondel , to modify environments and make them look like the Japan of the sixties .

This is a commercial for Handworkers of France . CG crew of Digital District Paris and I were responsible for that task , used for both a sequence and a poster .

French company View created these weird TV idents for Music channel Virgin 17 . The duty was to materialize different musical styles into rhythmic shapes . The shapes follow a fluid choreography through various environments I was asked to provide . I m proud of my contribution to that project that was awarded GOLD for “ best on air ident “ at PROMAX .

That project was for me a good occasion to turn into an architect of the futur . A classic case for matte painters .

This fictional city was printed on a shooting set for a Scorpio commercial . It was amazing to see my work at such dimensions . Thanks to Digital District Paris for giving me this experience .

I did several matte paintings for the short film format channel Mini Movie . These TV idents created at View included many environments that sometimes had to support 360° camera angle . A real challenge given the reduced amount of time for completion of the task .

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