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The Shadow

Matte World Digital provided several establishing shots using miniatures, matte paintings and digital compositing techniques to create the 1930's world that The Shadow inhabits.


Miniature foreground and tent photographed with blue screen for the middle layer of a multi-element composite. The completed shot as it appears in the film with Tulku's palace and Alec Baldwin walking into frame.

Chief Matte Artist, Chris Evans, uses his brush to add gold leaf detail to the Tulku miniature photographed in the MWD parking lot.

The live-action plate of peasants tending a poppy field was photographed on location in Owen's Valley. The final composite establishing Cranston's palace with Himalayan Mountains.
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