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Baghdad Shot Breakdown


Mostafa Samir shared this fantastic historic shot of the city of Badhdad. I was convinced the backdrop was a matte until I saw the breakdown!

Mostafa writes:

The main goal for this project is creating a massive environment shot In order to do that I've decided to work on a large scale environment with animated elements to add realism to the shot.

First, I've focused on the layout, Lighting and the camera animation to visualize the shot in the early stage.

Second, I've put all the effort into the assets creation process (static - animated).

Then, in the final stage, I've combined all the different elements together.


  1. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, a verrrry impressive shot by the way !!! Yeah! Absolutely gorgeous, awesome!

    ( ... only ... the last scene (the temple) seems somewhat unrealistically lit in my opinion. It looks much too 'sweetly painted' somehow ... But maybe that was the intention ? )

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