Milan Schere

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Milan Schere
Milan Schere

1982 (age 40–41)
Years active2007-Current
SpouseSeema Schere
AwardsGenie 2011
Canadian digital matte artist Milan Schere

Milan Schere is a Canadian matte painter and filmmaker, best known for his work on Tron: Legacy. In 2011 he received a best Visual Effects in Canadian cinema award nomination by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for his 1907 New York City skyline period matte painting work in the feature film A Dangerous Method.

Before becoming a visual effects artist, Schere earned a master's degree in Digital Effects from Bournemouth University, England. He remained in England, working in broadcast design on a number of popular BBC documentaries.

In addition to his feature film work, he is also known to fans of the television series Vikings for the numerous digital backdrops he created.

Schere co-authored the book D'artiste Matte Painting 3: Digital Artists Master Class in which he shares of his work process and industry experiences throughout his career. He has also published papers on the subject of matte painting. Interviews of Schere have been featured in multiple print and online media publications.

His filmography also includes The Thing, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, The Vow, Dredd, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Mama and RoboCop.

Schere has overall had a great influence on the matte painting community, as he was on the forefront of camera projection mapping, openly sharing his techniques, and also the first digital matte artist to implement the 3D texturing tool Mari into his working process.

Today, Schere is living with his wife and children in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


for A Dangerous Method (2011)

for Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

See also[edit]


  • Uesugi, Y. et al., 2008. d'artiste Matte Painting 2. Adelaide, SA, AUS: Ballistic Publishing
  • Schere, M. "et al.", 2009. Advanced Photoshop #56. Bournemouth, UK: Imagine Publishing
  • Schere, M. "et al.", 2013. d'artiste Matte Painting 3. Adelaide, SA, AUS: Ballistic Publishing
  • ..., 2013. 3D Total #Feb.

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