Miniature model making and special effects for film Angels & Demons (2009)
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.