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Harrison Ellenshaw, Part 2

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Harrison Ellenshaw with his matte painting of Encom office
Harrison Ellenshaw with his matte painting of Encom office

Greetings and welcome to The I/O Tower: a podcast for all things TRON. I'm your host, David Fleming. This is Part 2 in my three-part series with TRON associate producer and co-visual effects supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw.

We pick up with Harrison joining the TRON team as they figure out how to do the special effects, what it will cost, and how long it will take. Problems quickly arise, such as inked film cels stuck together and boxes of film being crushed!

Harrison discusses his matte painting of the Encom office cubicle "popcorn" scene—the only matte painting in TRON. He also discusses the colors used in backlit scenes that give the electronic characters their glow, and the challenges in working with multiple colors and exposures.

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