Max Dennison

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Max Dennison is a professional Digital Matte Painter and Illustrator.

After art school, Dennison quickly established a career producing matte paintings and concept work for the international special effects industry.

Dennison achieved critical acclaim through his work on academy award winning films such as Peter Jackson's epic The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love. [1]

In 2003, while supervising the matte painting department at Weta Digital on Lord of the Rings, Dennison was also nominated for the award of 'Best Matte Painting in a Motion Picture' by the Visual Effects Society.[2] This was for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.[3]

Having worked on Revenge of the Sith for Industrial Light & Magic in 2004, he is now based in London and most recently completed work on X-Men: The Last Stand, The Da Vinci Code and Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.[4]

Since then, he set up Matte Painting UK in 2007 based in the famous Shepperton Studios where him and his team continue to produce VFX for the international film industries.


  1. ^ Max Dennison at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Visual Effects Society Awards
  3. ^ Max Dennison at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Max Dennison at the Internet Movie Database

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