In this DVD, Dylan discusses the fundamentals of cityscape matte painting by demonstrating how to design a shot, both from a plate and from scratch. Intended for the beginning to intermediate matte painter, the quick studies in this lecture explore the necessary color and composition techniques for creating dynamic cityscapes. Learn how to lead the viewer's eye through a composition by manipulating light, color and line. Establish accurate linear perspective by taking cues from the plate and learn to set up an accurate 3 point perspective grid from scratch. A variety of architecture and lighting scenarios are explored, from sunset to bright daylight, and science fiction to old world. Enjoy this inside look into the art of digital matte painting. Included in this DVD are the original layered Adobe Photoshop® files in addition to the original plate photography.