|Matte painting for the movie "Winds of War"|
What I found interesting is that many of the matte paintings on display at the site were not "photo realistic." Apparently they just need to look good enough for the quick views that one gets in a movie.
I recommend taking a look at the site. You might get some good ideas for painting or photo compositing your own backdrops.
With most special effects now done with Computer Graphic Images (CGI), traditional cinema matte painting is becoming a lost art.
|Scene from Naked Gun|