Monday, November 02, 2009

Emilio Ruiz del Rio

i first heard of him when i was reading an article on Ray Harryhausen and Ray said he used a Spanish matte painter who worked on cut out aluminum. at first i thought it was a typo. cut out aluminum? much later i found his site and sure enough, he painted in camera mattes on site with aluminum. sadly he passed away this year. here's a few pictures of his work and a documentary has been made on him that i can't wait to come out on DVD.


Blogger samacleod said...

Wow, these photos are amazing.

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Blogger A.R.T. aka Autumn Rain said...

whoa, it took me a second to figure out that first photo, then I read what you had to say. That is most impressive. Leads back to a discussion I was recently having with technology doing away with technique. Nice find, thanks for sharing.

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Blogger Matthew Scheuerman said...

I watched Conan the Barbarian the other day knowing that I'd see some of Emilio's matte paintings/miniatures (so many movies credited him for miniatures but they were actually matte paintings on foreground aluminum miniatures) and they still hold up. There are shots were you know it's a matte painting because it CAN'T POSSIBLY BE REAL...OR IS IT? Seriously I was like the RCA dog staring at the screen. Amazing work.

Thanks for posting.

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Blogger alien said...

it's on youtube

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Blogger robh said...

thanks for the link. i look forward to seeing the whole 90 minutes film one day. and Matthew, just to be clear. he did make miniatures as well and some of the shots in Conan are hanging miniatures.

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