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 1:3 scale miniature set extension of the Santa Maria della Vittoria Roman Catholic church for the 2009 feature film 'Angels & Demons'.


Frescoes were layered upon a plywood ceiling structure, then retouched to create a hand-painted texture. Model makers detailed the ceiling with sculpted angels and cherubs. Smoke was then rolled up into the rafters and shot by Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton at high-speed with flame lighting effects. 

Scale miniature model making film
Smoke effect and miniature model
Fabrication of model details
Model makers built a timber frame
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