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    Archive of (46) visual effects boards for The Ten Commandments from collection of Paul Lerpae. Archive of (46) visual effects boards for The Ten Commandments from collection of Paul Lerpae. (Paramount, 1956) An incredible one-of-a-kind collection of visual effects storyboards from the epic Cecil B. DeMille production of The Ten Commandments. Consisting of (46) 10 x 17 in. gelatin silver, matte, production photos on double-weight paper. (39) Photos are tipped to 13.5 x 19 in. backing boards. Most panels feature hand-written production notes on related image areas and margins and (21) are accompanied by acetate overlays indicating placement and general direction of special visual effects. Overlay illustrations are accomplished in hand painted gouche and ink. Effects sequences range from matte painting diagrams for the iconic chariot race and burning bush sequences to the climactic, groundbreaking parting of the Red Sea effect that revolutionized the art of filmmaking spectacle. Visible in the images are Charlton Heston and cast. Panels include frames taken directly from the film as well as some on-set shots with production crew visible. Many panels illustrate where composite matte images and effects should appear in the film and a few of the boards exhibit production snipes affixed to the lower borders as well as some production ink stamps. Some boards are numbered by hand in the upper right corner. Also included are: (8) 8 x 13.5 in. color photos from film frames showing matte-processed scenes from the film including the Red Sea parting, snakes and some background scenes, (1) 8 x 10 in. black and white behind-the-scenes shot of the special effects camera and equipment used for generating effects and (1) 6.25 x 10 in. color photo of Charlton Heston discussing his script while C.B. DeMille gets a haircut from an on-set barber. Some backing boards exhibit signs of age and chipping. In vintage, production-used very good condition. From the collection of Paul Lerpae, who worked on special photographic effects for the film.

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