The Motion Picture Cameraman

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Above: Diagram of a glass painting setup (Artist: E.G.Lutz, from his 1927 book The Motion Picture Cameraman)

Below: A behind-the-scenes photo showing a glass-shot setup for Slander the Woman (1923). This shot establishes the ice skaters on a frozen lake with the glass painting finishing off the mountains and lodge above their heads (via)

Citizen Kane

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Above: The partial set from Citizen Kane consists of a foreground doorway and the butler (Paul Stewart), while Kane (Orson Welles) stands on a distant soundstage floor.

Below: The final, deep-focus image was completed with a matte painting by Chesley Bonestell. The live-action elements of the doorway in the foreground and Kane in the background were optically composited with a painted hallway, columns, and floor. The distant reflection of Kane on the floor was painted as well.