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Michelle Moen was a Matte Artist working on Ghostbusters.


Michelle Moen was background painter on the "Taarna" segment of "Heavy Metal," a matte artist on many films including "Blade Runner," "Masters of the Universe," "The Monster Squad," "Dick Tracy," "Mars Attacks!," "Superman Returns," "I Am Legend" and "Watchmen". She supervised on "Alien 3," "Batman Returns," "Species," "Multiplicity," and more recently worked as an illustrator on "The Wolverine," "Edge of Tomorrow," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," and "Tomorrowland." Richard Edlund regards Moen as one of the best, if not the top, matte painters in the business. [1]


Michelle Moen used photos of the actual building used for 55 Central Park West and concept art as guide when she prepared matte paintings of the rooftop. [2]


  1. Richard Edlund (1999). Ghostbusters (1984) "SFX Team Featurette" (1999) (DVD ts. 07:10-07:18). Columbia Pictures. Richard Edlund says: "As a matte painter, Michelle is probably one of, if not the top, matte painter in the business today, in my opinion."
  2. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 107 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Using photos and conceptual illustrations for guidance, assistant matte artist Michelle Moen roughs out one of the rooftop matte paintings. In all, more that forty such paintings were employed in the film."


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