David Welstead-Wood   |   Matte Painter   |   Concept Artist
2018 News

I created a full 360 panoramic matte painting for the background of the Wakanda battle sequence in Avengers: Infinity War. It can be seen several times throughout this ILM VFX reel

2017 News

Ever since my parents took me to see Return of the Jedi at the cinema in 1983, I have been a massive fan of Star Wars and the effects work of ILM. Many years later, It's been a dream come true for me to have created some of the matte paintings for The Last Jedi at Industrial Light and Magic. You can see my matte painting of new planet Cantonica in this featurette on the Star Wars YouTube channel (time 1:31)

I'm very proud to have worked on The Jungle Book, winner of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects 2017. Congratulations to all of the amazingly talented artists I worked with at MPC, here's a breakdown of some of our Oscar winning VFX work

2016 News

I am delighted to have joined Industrial Light & Magic as a feature film visual effects artist on 'Rogue One - A Star Wars Story'. Find out more over at the Star Wars website

I spent the first half of the year at MPC working on concepts and matte paintings for the upcoming sci-fi film 'Passengers'. The visual effects made the shortlist for the Oscars, here's the Passengers trailer

2015 News

I recently presented a lecture on 'Matte Painting for Feature Films' to the MA students at the National Film and Television School.

I've had a busy year so far at MPC, working on matte paintings for 'The Jungle Book' remake, 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2', and 'Terminator Genisys'. The trailer for Terminator is here, the MJ2 trailer is here, and the Jungle Book trailer can be seen here

I created matte paintings for Ridley Scott's biblical epic 'Exodus - Gods and Kings' - check out the amazing visual effects that MPC artists created

I'm very proud to have worked as a matte painter on 'Guardians of the Galaxy', which has quickly become one of my favourite films - check out the fantastic trailer

2014 News

I produced concepts, scene layouts and matte paintings for ITVs 'The Great Fire' - here's a closer look

I produced concept art for the Jake and Dinos Chapman drama 'The Marriage of Reason and Squalor' presented by Sky Arts.

February 2014 saw the premiere of 'Fleming - The Man Who Would Be Bond', which I provided several matte paintings for.
Have a look at the Brewery VFX breakdown reel

I created all of the 'Day to Night' matte painting exteriors for 'Tommy Cooper - Not Like That, Like This' whilst at Brewery VFX - check out the VFX reel for this one-off drama here