"The scene required a seamless fly-in using the new Universal logo of the Earth in space (sourced from Weta) zooming down to street level to show kids throwing snowballs, all within a single shot," he says. "We used the 3D files of the new Universal logo and used high-res satellite imagery to create a feeling of flying from space onto the surface of the Earth.
"We then created digital assets of houses, digital kids, and streetscapes fully transitioning these into the live-action shot."
Iloura's past projects include Columbia Pictures' Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance; Guillermo del Toro's Don't be Afraid of the Dark; HBO's The Pacific and Paramount Picture's Charlotte's Web. The team are now working concurrently on feature films; Emperor, I Frankenstein and After Earth.