Paul Lasaine



“In March 1988, I began working at The Buena Vista Visual Effects Group (Disney, for those of you not in the know) as an apprentice matte artist, fresh out of art school. I spent the next 7 years in the matte biz…mostly at Disney…though I also did a bit of freelance at other studios.
I started in the matte business, only a few years before the digital revolution happened. I was fortunate to have been one of the last of the matte artists who actually painted on glass…with real paint…which means that I was also one of the first of the new breed of matte artists that painted on computers, when my Matte Department went digital a few years later.”

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To see more samples of his work visit his blog:


- The Croods (2013)(visual development artist)
- Puss in boot (2011)(visual development artist)
- Flushed Away (2006)(visual development artist)
- Open season (2006)(visual development artist)
- Shark Tale (2004)(visual development artist)
- The Lord of the Rings: The return of the King (2003) (visual effects art director)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two towers (2002) (visual effects art director)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (visual effects art director)
-The Road to El Dorado (2000) (art director)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998) (background painting department supervisor)
- Mortal Kombat (1995) (matte painting supervisor)
- The Mangler (1995) (matte painting supervisor)
- The Jungle Book (1994) (matte artist)
- The Santa Clause (1994) (matte painting supervisor)
- A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) (matte artist)
- In the Army Now (1994) (matte artist)
- White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994) (matte artist)
- The Pelican Brief (1993) (matte painting supervisor: Buena Vista)
- Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) (visual effects supervisor)
- Hocus Pocus (1993) (matte painting supervisor)
- Dave (1993) (matte painting supervisor)
- Trail Mix-Up (1993) (matte artist)
- The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) (matte artist)
- Single White Female (1992) (visual effects supervisor) (uncredited)
- Batman Returns (1992) (matte artist) (uncredited)
- Alien³ (1992) (matte painter)

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- Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991) (matte artist)
- White Fang (1991/I) (matte artist)
- Dick Tracy (1990) (matte artist: Buena Vista Visual Effects Group)
- Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) (matte artist)