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School of Animation & Visual Effects Students Contribute to “Saving Lincoln”

Although Salvador Litvak’s film "Saving Lincoln" may not be getting much attention in the shadow of the critically acclaimed "Lincoln," it is still making history in its own way. With the contribute of Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects students, Litvak would use hundreds of Civil War-era photographs to create digital backgrounds that would allow the movie to be filmed entirely on a soundstage. The blending of vintage photographs with state-of-the-art green-screen technology, in a process known as cinecollage, allowed "Saving Lincoln" to be made at a fraction of the cost of a conventional period drama and has never been done for an entire film. "The students were instrumental in helping us create this," said Reuben Lim, a producer on the film. "We couldn't have done it without them."
Los Angeles Times – Feb 20

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