Matte World Digital created a digital
matte painting for the end sequence of the film where survivors
are picked up from the aftermath of the disaster. The Carpathia
rescue ship approaches from the horizon at dawn with icebergs
visible in the surrounding waters.
A traditional matte painting was created
for the Carpathia itself, combined with a digitally painted
dawn sky, icebergs and the ship's smoke element. An additional
green-screened life boat was also added in the distance giving
scale to the approaching ship.
The original live-action plate filmed at
sea with a gyro-stabalized camera mount.
The final composite required difficult match moving to combine the many added elements with the scene.