This is the first review I propose as a video on this blog. Today, we’ll look at Scott’s DMP. We’ll see how to improve the composition of the painting, we’ll talk about the light, the technique, we’ll try to see how we could make it better. Thanks Scott for sharing your painting with us !
I already put some traditional matte painting from Star Wars in the Gallery, but I just found new one I didn’t know ! I had to post them here ! I know, we always keep referring to Star Wars, which has been now done 35 years ago, but hey, it’s so cool to see Chris Evans adding small details to the Death Star, or Mike Pangrazio to paint parts of the Millenium Falcon ! Hope you enjoy it ! Just click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Let’s talk about Mark Sullivan, remember, the incredible matte painting of the tree for “Hook”. He is one of my favourite matte painter. He started working in traditional way, and evolved through the digital technique. His work is really inspiring. His credits include Indiana Jones and the last Crusade, The Abyss, Backdraft, Hook, Star Wars episode 1 and 2, Apocalypto…
Did you know that James Cameron, before becoming one of the most successful director in the VFX Movies type, was a Matte Artist ? Well, yes, he was. Few photos of him working on Jon Carpenter’s “Escape from New York”.
When someone ask me why I decided to become a matte painter, my answer is always the same : because the matte painting made at ILM during the 80’s are amazing ! And when someone ask me what movie I enjoyed the most when I was a kid, my answer is always the same : Willow, directed by Ron Howard. That’s why I’m so proud to share with you today an exclusive interview with one of the most inspiring Matte Painter, who actually worked at ILM in the 80’s, on Willow. Let’s take few minutes to talk to Paul Swendsen….