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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally an explanation for what my father does!, November 13, 2003
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I grew up in L.A. in the 50's and 60's when it was not OK to discuss matte painting as the studios did not want people to know that they really didn't go on location to film in exotic places. When people asked what my father did for a living, I said he was in "special effects." Then they would say "So, he blows up things?" "No, he paints in things that aren't there..."
Now, everyone can see what it is that he did for so long. He paints in things that aren't there. The authors did a fantastic job of explaining and demonstrating the incredible art of matte painting. Now I have the book to show my kids and others who never quite understood what it was that my father did. Also, this book has a great picture of him dancing with Betty Grable!
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2009 10:17:07 AM PST
I had the pleasure of meeting your father when I worked in visual effects--he was truly one of the "greats" and an influence on a great many matte painters in the business today.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2014 6:16:55 PM PST
lisanne53 says:
Hi there! Well, five years ago you left this comment, and I just now have seen it! Crazy me. Thanks for the comment. Dad left the planet in 2012--you may have seen him in the Oscars 2013 In Memoriam. Sigh. I just this year have thought that I need to purchase more of these books so that my kids will each have a copy of the incredible work their "Papa" has left for the ages.
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