03-31-2007, 09:56 PM
Thanks for sharing this Craig! It would be great if the VES could leave this online for all to see.
For those of you who want to see beautiful full color prints of both the original Whitlock paintings and the final composites from the films, check out Craig's book: "The Invisible Art". You can learn a great deal from this book that'll affect your matte paintings immeasurably! I had the pleasure of working on Craig's book and it never siezes to amaze me how the paintings transformed when shot on film. You can see how contrast, exposure shifts, slight defocus and film grain can make a strong painting into a shot that looks absolutly photographic... one of Al Whitlock's many great talents!