|PETER ELLENSHAW TRIBUTE|
Pictures gallery from the film: Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
At that time, Peter Ellenshaw had
two matte artists helping him at Disney. Albert Whitlock and Jim Fetherolf.
One of the paintings on which Albert Whitlock collaborated was the one with the giant wheel.
(left)The set with the oversized elements. (right) The undesired elements matted out, ready for the painting.
The final shot with the painting
Two behind the scene pictures, showing how the false perspective effects were filmed.
The figure in red was at the
foreground, close to the camera, the blue one was far away.
Taking care of matching the same lightening, the effect of two differente scales worked pretty well.
At this picture you can see the
actor on the foreground, pretending that he his talking with the small
one, who is far away of camera.
Some samples of the false perspective trick.