Sommersby required an establishing
shot showing a huge tobacco field ready for harvest. The film
was produced off season with foreground tobacco plants brought
in to create an exterior set. Matte World Digital's job was
to carry the field back into the distance, featuring the entire
plantation. Through animation, we also created movement to
mimic the effect of sunlight reflecting off the blowing leaves
in the matte painting.
plate of Richard Gere in the tobacco field.