BLADE RUNNER (1982) - Matthew Yuricich Matte Painting - Building Exterior for Roy (Rutger Hauer) Sav

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BLADE RUNNER (1982) - Matthew Yuricich Matte Painting - Building Exterior for Roy (Rutger Hauer) Sav
A matte painting by Matthew Yuricich from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Matte painting is one of cinema’s oldest visual-effects techniques, used to extend sets and create scenery for films by means of a painted image rather than a physical set. This matte painting was used for the shot in which the replicant Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) saved Deckard (Harrison Ford) from falling off a roof.

The painting is achieved using acrylic paints on a large sheet of masonite. The board features dark buildings looming over Roy Batty and Deckard, as Deckard hangs from a ledge. The painting was deliberately rendered with a limited colour range, as the mattes were shot on a high-contrast film stock that enhanced the colour latitude of the image. The artwork is partially painted onto a large printed photograph of the live-action photography featuring Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford — this enabled the effects artists to ensure a seamless blend between the painting and the live-action photography.

Rotoscope outlines of the characters’ motion through the shot in each frame are also present, again to ensure the artwork was positioned in the exact correct spot. Written on a strip of tape at the top left corner of the board are “FX 96c”, “H=5o” and “V=5o”. The artwork features a black tape border and shows wear to the masonite due to production use and age. The piece was recently cleaned and given an extremely minimal touch-up by uncredited Blade Runner matte artist Rocco Gioffre. The piece remains in fine condition. Dimensions: 204 cm x 97 cm x 0.5 cm (80 ¼” x 38 ¼” x ¼”)

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