After closing shop, movers from
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came
to pack up our archive of glass-matte paintings. Paintings,
miniatures, and camera equipment from our warehouse
were shipped to the future site of The Academy Museum
of Motion Pictures. The artifacts now receive museum-level
curation resources that will safeguard the collection
for long-term preservation..
The matte painting of Gotham City for
Batman Returns is packed for shipment.
Matte paintings are boxed for shipment.
A matte painting
from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
will be carefully wrapped next.
An RKO rear projector
used to project live-action elements behind the glass
The Matte World Digital site will remain on the Internet
as an archive. Visit the
home page or
film credits page
to see nearly 25 years of visual effects work, from
glass mattes, to the digital age.