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[[http://www.matteworld.com/ Matte World Digital]] (also known simply as Matte World) was an effects studio that provided matte paintings for several movies and commercials. (They also have provided CG Animation and miniatures when the need arises).

The studio was established in 1989 by Craig Barron, Michael Pangrazio and Krys Demkowicz as an offshoot to IndustrialLightAndMagic and has worked with ILM nearly a dozen times. They were also the first to utilize the "radiosity" technique in the movie ''Film/{{Casino}}''[[note]]TheOtherWiki has a page on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiosity_%28computer_graphics%29 this particular technique]][[/note]] and the last to use traditional matte painting methods in ''Titanic''.

See also Creator/IllusionArts, another Matte Painting studio that also closed its doors and Creator/TransArts and DigitalDomain, two other studios that went bankrupt in 2012 (The former going under just before; the latter just after). Craig currently works at TippettStudio.


!!Films worked on by Matte World include
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}''
* ''Film/IndependenceDay''
* ''Film/TheShadow''
* ''Film/OctoberSky''
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs''
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgementDay'' (Worked on the deleted ending; Special Thanks credit in the final film)
** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''
* ''Film/FlightOfTheIntruder''
* ''Film/BatmanReturns''
* ''Film/HotShots Part Deux''
* ''Film/RoboCop2''
* ''Film/HocusPocus''
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' - Plus film poster as commissioned by director Creator/DavidFincher
* ''Film/DemolitionMan''
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''
* ''Film/ConAir''
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''Film/{{Darkman}}''
* ''HomeAlone II: Lost In New York''
* ''Film/{{X-Men}}''
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''
* ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''
* ''MarsNeedsMoms''
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''
* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''
* ''Film/TheRing''
* ''Film/TheGreenMile''
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''
* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' (2010 film)
* ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' (Last major film)

!! Tropes Associated with Matte World
* ArtEvolution: Originally started doing traditional Matte paintings.
* ConspicuousCG: Occasionally
* OffTheShelfFX: One of the ''Zodiac'' posters uses a stock image of the Golden Gate Bridge.
* SceneryPorn: Even more so than many other studios.