Day 72 – Caroleen Green

Caroleen Green

Caroleen Green, also know as Caroleen “Jett” Green is a matte painter. Her career has spanned over three decades where she successfully made the transition from a matte artist using paint on glass to a digital matte artist. Her Star Wars credits include The Ewok Adventure, The Phantom Menace, and Attack of the Clones.

Green started her career at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) on the 1984 film The Neverending Story. While she was with ILM she worked on numerous film including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Ewok Adventure, The Goonies, Howard the Duck, and Willow.

Caroleen Green working on matte paintings for The Ewok Adventure (left) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (right). From the book Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects.

After the transition to digital matte painting, Green worked on blockbuster films including Independence Day, Titanic, The Truman ShowThe Phantom Menace, and Attack of the Clones. I couldn’t find any photos or behind the scenes videos of Green working on The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones sadly.

Greens most recent work has been on animated films including Kung Fu Panda, Rise of the Guardians, and The Book of Life.

You can see Green’s portfolio and learn more about her work on her website.

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