Month: July 2014
Puppet designer from Aardman talks Pirates!
Boba Fett’s 1st appearance
Peter Ellenshaw matte painting for Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick
(I didn’t author this original post, it came from a site called dmp.net)
I just wanted to re-post this because these matte paintings are so cool. Done on glass with oils.. oh man.. What?! No ctrl-z?! What could these guys do to start over when an art director wanted to make a change? Perhaps the director liked the overall painting, but wanted to have the shot take place at sunset instead of in the afternoon. Well, aside from throwing a brick at it and watching their frustrations crystallize into a million points of light, they would naturally have to clean off the glass, or scrape it off if it was an acrylic painting, and start anew. That’s why I have always had a lot of respect for the original masters of this art form.
VES event about The Pirates! Band of Misfits
I was interviewed at this special event for my work on The Pirates! Band of Misfits during its opening week in the US.