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The Filmmaker’s Handbook: How are matte shots created

Matte shots are shots incorporating live-action film footage with a matte painting to render an environment that would be impossible to physically film.

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The Filmmaker’s Handbook: What is a Dutch Tilt

The Dutch angle, or Dutch tilt, is a camera shot stemming from German Expressionism where the camera is tilted to create a disoriented, crooked shot.