Talk:Matte painting

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Need disambiguation page with Matte_(filmmaking).

"Between the glass plates, one could then encourage a puppet in stop-motion." How exactly does one 'encourage' a puppet???? 18:58, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Matte painting in motion pictures[edit]

Matte Painting is one of the most important techniques of motion pictures. The current article is extremely rough and very incomplete. Anyone with working knowledge of matte paintings in motion pictures is encourage to expand on this article. Robert Elliott 18:36, 25 August 2007 (UTC) (Instructor at Wikiversity Film School.)

I would like to begin editing this page by adding an introduction to matte painting; correcting some technical inaccuracies under "Technique"; and add more "Trivia" and names under "Important Matte Painters." My source is Mark Cotta Vaz and Craig Barron's book, "The Invisible Art," which I worked on with them several years ago. I helped organize all the image information for the book and did some copy-editing as well. - --Utilizer (talk) 05:23, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I updated this page to include more background history, removal of inaccurate technical descriptions, additional footnotes and references, internal links, and a screen-shot from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that demonstrates a classic matte painting shot. --Utilizer (talk) 23:56, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Added a fair-use explanation on the image page. --Utilizer (talk) 20:38, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

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Added a fair-use explanation on the image page. Hope this suffices. --Utilizer (talk) 20:39, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Chris Evans[edit]

He is mentioned a few times in the article, perhaps he should be in the notable artist section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:16, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Chris Evans is notable but that list is of a first generation of traditional matte painters who are retired or no longer living. Evans is still working in the industry (on digital mattes). Perhaps a list of notable contemporary matte designers would be a good addition. --Utilizer (talk) 05:32, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

confusion of matte painting with matte superimposition technique[edit]

I think the current article confuses matte painting with traveling mattes, particularly the example:

  • Birds flying over Bodega Bay, looking down at the town below, in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

IIRC that was a traveling matte shot superimposing film images of live birds over a filmed image of Bodega Bay. Naaman Brown (talk) 20:11, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

There was a matte painting of the town used for that shot. Looks real, doesn't it? - --Utilizer (talk) 06:07, 12 November 2009 (UTC)