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Mattes completed for the Norwegian Christmas film ‘Reisen til Julestjernen’ (Journey to the Christmas Star), released in 2012. These are full-screen Mattes created from integrating photo and hand-painted elements.

With the top-matte, the frozen lake was projected on to horizontal card while the mountains were projected on to vertical cards. As the characters were composited into the scene to walk across the ice in the mid-ground, the camera performed a slight dolly into the scene. The cards permitted a slight amount of movement and parallax.

The bottom two mattes served as backdrops to actors occupying the foreground and filmed on blue-screen.

Courtesy Moskus Film and Gimpville AS