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Forum: Old School 11-21-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,891
Posted By agrapha
Old School Master/Apprentice compendium

The old master and apprentice craft of matte painting is dissolving. Today most of us can declare ourselves a matte painter, and get a job. many of the people I admire in the business did this on...
Forum: General Discussions 12-22-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,298
Posted By agrapha
Youtube FX channel

Under the observation that many artists in the effects industry no longer come from a filmmaking background, and at times names like "Al Whitlock" mean little to them (sad I know) I introduce to...
Forum: Sketch board 10-12-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 425,150
Posted By agrapha

I am a big fan of this thread. I find it more evocative of a traditional matte painting, and therefore more engaging. I always admired the roughness of form of traditional Matte shots, and how it...
Forum: General Discussions 05-05-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,563
Posted By agrapha
Matte painting pioneers

I was talking with one of the older matte painters (the ones we all grew up reading about), and proposed the idea of DVD's or other lesson material made about their techniques. Sure they are paint...
Forum: General Discussions 10-01-2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By agrapha
mag Des on VFXblog

You can get some good information on the show at


Forum: General Discussions 09-29-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,569
Posted By agrapha
Magnificent Desolation

Just to let everyone know the latest work I have been supervising at Sassoon Film Design actually allowed me to finally fake the moon landings (since they did not do in 1969, and I was a tad young)....
Forum: General Discussions 01-31-2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,139
Posted By agrapha
IMAX matte shots-projection mattes

More use of projection mapping:

For the IMAX film "Forces of Nature," I worked with Sassoon Film Design to finish a few of the descriptive sequences.
Forum: General Discussions 01-31-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,505
Posted By agrapha
more than Dusso

I liked Dusso's DVD's a lot. I preferred the first one because of his use of gradient, and flopped image techniques. I was less interested in the restrictions he faced with photo integration, than...
Forum: General Discussions 01-31-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,019
Posted By agrapha
Prejection maps in Star wars


Thanks for the attention! Let me tear that shot apart for you, so you can take what you need.

In particular, the swamp menu posed some serious challenges, given that under the daunting...
Forum: Work in Progress 12-01-2004, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,677
Posted By agrapha

spelling is an art it seems.
Forum: Work in Progress 12-01-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,677
Posted By agrapha
Star Wars Trilogy DVD menus

Check out the article on ( about the Star Wars Menu DVD's. I had opportunity to re-imagine the original matte paintings from the archives,...
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