Kompozitor Glinka / Man of Music (1953)

Director: Grigori Aleksandrov
Cinematography: Eduard Tisse
Art Direction: Aleksei Utkin
Special Effects: Grigori Aizenberg (combination scenes photographer)
L. K. Aleksandrovskaya / I. Gordienko / F. Krasny (combination scenes designer)
Matte painting: Unknown

Extraordinary Venetian miniature with pyrotechnics matted in.
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Some frames of the Venetian miniature

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Miniature building matted in with combibed fire works.

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Two more samples of combined shots

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Perspective trick with a miniature temple on the foreground
Another view of the foreground miniature trick.
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Some samples of matte paintings.

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