Storyboard and Illustration Samples, Set Design and Graphics

Creating a Vintage Day/ Night Backing

I needed to create a period backing for a television series that takes place in the past.

A suitable photo was sourced from the archives and we bought a high resolution file.

Toronto Street, looking north from King Street. - [between 1908 and 1909]

The photo was the cropped and coloured in Photoshop for a day version.


A night version was also needed.


Both were printed large format (12′ x 24′) and hung by the grips outside an apartment window as a shower curtain allowing each backing to be extended and shot.


4 responses

  1. Movie magic at it’s best! But I guess, details about the show is still confidential at the moment.

    October 14, 2014 at 4:30 am

    • Yeah, confidential, but it’s airing now.

      October 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

      • Oh really, what show is it? I would love to know please. Thanks Greg 🙂

        October 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  2. MM on CBC!

    October 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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