Since I loved working on Prometheus, I was very excited at the prospect of contributing to its sequel: Alien Covenant. Despite the fact that I knew it would have been a much more marginal involvement, as this time the bulk of the work was supposed to be done by the MPC Montreal office…and…I was about to become a father!
In fact, a trailer delivery loomed at the horizon when my wife was supposed to have our son Alessandro and knew I was about to ‘vanish’ from a day to another leaving the team with the challenge of delivering a few shots in only a few weeks.
Obviously I had very good reasons for not being in the thick of the action this time, but it was none the less very difficult for me to accept that I couldn’t help. So, without committing to something that I couldn’t finish, I spent a few hours mocking up a background for one of the shots even before receiving a final match move, keeping in mind that this would have been only a starting point for another artist to make the final work.
Although it’s only a quick mock-up I think it’s interesting to show it here as the initial part of a longer process.