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In keeping with the idea of special effects, but going down the opposite direction, I found an article on Peter Ellenshaw. Ellenshaw was a matte painter who among many of his projects worked very closely with Walt Disney on many of his earlier feature length films. Among these were Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Black Hole, and Mary Poppins among other Disney classics. Matte painting was used in the same sense as a green screen would be used today. Backgrounds, architecture, and other effects would be painted in a photo-realistic manner and used with in a movie to give the illusion that it had been placed there. It was this method that allowed films like Mary Poppins to be filmed entirely within sound studios, cutting back on the costs of film making. Many have said that matte painting is a lost art, but in today's fast-paced industry, it is important to evolve with the technology to allow for more to be done within restricted budgets and time frames.

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