This is The Optical. We’re revisiting the history of VFX films and technology through the lens of Cinefex magazine.
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We chat with matte painter Jesse Silver about his work on Tron, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Labyrinth, moving from real paint to digital for Super Mario Bros., and one high-pressure effects house that had phones in the toilet stalls.

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