Project: Deutschland 89 (TV Mini-Series 2020) IMDB
[Episode 04 – Operation Condor]
Creators: Jörg Winger, Anna Winger
Director: Randa Chahoud & Soleen Yusef
Production: UFA Fiction
Client: LavaLabs moving.images
Role: Digital Matte Painter
Software used: Maya, Photoshop
Recreating the old skyline of Frankfurt, Germany in the year ’89.
The task was to recreate the old Frankfurt skyline showing the proper high-towers from that time. After researching the construction dates of the skyscrapers, and checking for their existence in that particular year; I also checked their heights, position, and distances in comparison to the main building in the front to come up with an agreeable composition.
For that purpose, I have used several 3D Models of the iconic Frankfurt skyscrapers and we tested them for a believable distribution (see images below).
Reusing the 3D setup for the next scene
After rearranging the towers a little to fit the framing, the setup could be reused for the next scene.