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Albert J. Whitlock

Matte Consultant

Cosmo's Factory.org

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Background Information

Employment History

Matte Supervisor

Universal Pictures


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Cosmo's Factory - The Internet's Largest Rocky Horror Web Site

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You also got to work with the legendary matte painter Albert Whitlock, who did so much innovative work with Hitchcock and on films like Earthquake and The Hindenburg.
Cundey: Whitlock had been on staff at Universal and had his own shop there, and I would go over to his studio and talk to his cameraman, Bill Taylor [ASC]. Whitlock was another old-school guy who knew how to take a painting that had no real life and make it look real with little touches here and there - shadows, clouds that appeared to be moving, things like that.


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His next film, The Thing (1982), is notable for its high production values, including innovative special effects by Rob Bottin, special visual effects by matte artist Albert Whitlock, a score by Ennio Morricone and a cast including rising star Kurt Russell and respected character actors such as Wilford Brimley, Richard Dysart, Keith David, and Richard Masur.


Matte Painting - Your ultimate matte painting resource.

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In composing the matte-painting shot, the live-action inset was always shot first, and Whitlock was always on the set when ... "Before I accepted the assignment I had a meeting with Al Whitlock, a matte-painting specialist at Universal....I had a meeting with Al Whitlock, a matte-painting specialist at Universal.


Visual Effects Society :: Visions - The quarterly newsletter of the Visual Effects Society

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In 1974, Bill Taylor and Syd Dutton were hired within a few months of each other by Al Whitlock to join his team at the Universal Studios Matte Department.Whitlock, the pre-eminent matte artist who had just won his first Oscar® for Earthquake, was about to take on The Hindenburg, Universal's next disaster epic.He needed a cameraman with blue-screen expertise and an assistant matte artist.The Hindenburg won Al his second Oscar® and the two continued to work for Al for the next ten years. After Al's retirement in 1984, Syd and Bill decided to strike out on their own as an independent facility, Illusion Arts Inc.


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