Friday, 25 June 2010

Invisible Matte Shots - part two

Albert Whitlock is probably the undisputed master of, to quote the man himself, "creating the special effect that nobody notices" and this fine example is no exception.  The 1974 epic "EARTHQUAKE" won Whitlock an Oscar for visual effects, and for the most part they were grand, epic shots.  But here is my favourite from that film - a matte shot so subtle and so exact that until I saw it on the Universal Studios Tour back in the late 70's I'd never have known 'I'd been had' so to speak.

Look out for a complete retrospective on all of the mattes, miniatures and opticals from EARTHQUAKE in the future on this blogsite.

Enjoy the master.

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