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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 Industrial Light & Magic and has worked with ILM nearly a dozen times. They were also the first to utilize the "radiosity" technique in the movie Casinonote  and the last to use traditional matte painting methods in Titanic.

See also Illusion Arts, another Matte Painting studio that also closed its doors and Trans Arts and Digital Domain, two other studios that went bankrupt in 2012 (The former going under just before; the latter just after). Craig currently works at Tippett Studio.

Films worked on by Matte World include

Tropes Associated with Matte World

  • Art Evolution: Originally started doing traditional Matte paintings.
  • Off-the-Shelf FX: One of the Zodiac posters uses a stock image of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Scenery Porn: Even more so than many other studios.