| A sequence was added to Termintor
Salvation during post-production, showing people listening to
a broadcast from hero John Conner. Actors were shot on small sets
to be extended with matte paintings.
Resistance fighters hiding underground in a
subway were filmed on a sound stage.
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see "before and after" versions of the shot:
A 3D scene was created to show a destroyed subway
station. Photos of New York City subways provided texture details.
The final shot of the film is a Matte World
Digital painting, with CGI helicopters
flying overhead. Photographs from the
desert of Southern California were combined to create a unique scene.
The matte-painted sky was split into layers and distorted in composite
to add motion and reveal the sun during the shot. Two matte paintings
of the desert were made, one with direct sunlight and one with overcast
lighting, so the compositor could create cloud shadows moving
across the landscape.