Amazing Use of Matte Painting in Films
Matte painting is a painted representation to create the vision of a place that makes you believe that it really exists. Filmmakers prefer matte painting in their films rather than spending huge amount on film sets. This technique also helps them to create a seamless visual environment that is impossible to build or visit. It is a visual effects process where artists work on 3d programs, photo manipulation with different set of images and hand-painted elements to develop an outstanding environment.
Matte paintings have been used in many films such as 300, Lord of the rings, star wars, sin city, avatar and many more. Here we have picked some outstanding matte paintings from different films which will help you to understand how these are being used in films.
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The Last Samurai 2003
Digital Matte-Painting by Christopher Stoski from the Feature Film, ‘The Last Samurai’ (2003) showing San Francisco in 1876; Image courtesy Christopher Stoski and Matte World Digital.
Pandora After dark, a digital matte painting that received a Golden Award and 2nd place in a pre-release competition hosted by CGTalk.ru.
Before and After Matte Painting Visual Effects
See below matte paintings with their original images. These pictures would help you to understand more that what are matte paintings and how film makers use them in their films.