Gerald Larn painting a matte
for "Anne of the Thousand Days ( 1968)
By Gerald Larn:
"I spent 3 years studying at Farnham School of Art where I specialised in Painting. In my final year I won a competitive scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art, University College , London .
After leaving the Slade School , I exhibited paintings in London at the Temple Gallery, Redfern Gallery and Selfridges Art Gallery .
In 1964 (age 32) I met Bob Cuff. He was on the point of leaving Shepperton to join forces and form a Special Effects company with John Mackie. He asked if I would be interested to step into his shoes and fill in the gap he was leaving in the Effects department at Shepperton.
After discussing the matter with Head of Department Wally Veevers, and showing him some of my work, it was agreed I should fill the vacant Matte Artist position.
Later, following the departure of Wally Veevers, I remained working in the Special Effects Department under Ted Samuels until the break up of the Studio in 1975."
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|1964 Mr Moses (matte painting)|
|1965 Dr Who and the Daleks (matte painting)|
|1965 The Spy who came in from the Cold (matte painting)|
|1965 Dr Zhivago (matte painting)|
|1965 - Gengis Khan (matte painting)|
|1965 A High Wind in Jamaica (matte painting)|
|1966 Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (matte painting)|
|1966 The Family Way (matte painting)|
|1967 Casino Royale (matte painting)|
|1967 Dr Faustus (matte painting)|
|1967 Taming of the Shrew (matte painting)|
|1969 The Valley of Gwangi (matte painting)|
|1969 Anne of the Thousand Days (matte painting)|
|1969 The Best House in London (matte painting)|
|1969 The Freak (Designed the wings to be worn by Victoria Chaplin on Chaplins proposed final film. Also storyboarded sections of the script )|
|1970 Scrooge (matte painting)|
|1971 Asylum ( Illustrations for opening title sequence. )|
|1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (matte painting, optical work and typography for opening title sequence and credits.)|
|1971 The Tragedy of Macbeth (matte painting)|
|1971 Tales of Beatrix Potter ( props and character costume production )|
|1972 - Tales from the Crypt (matte painting)|
|1972 Alice s Adventures in Wonder land (matte paintingS, and foreground glasses.)|
|1973 The Final Programme (matte painting)|
|1973 The Asphyx ( designed the object of the title The Asphyx )|