Matte may refer to:

In film:
  • Matte (filmmaking)
    Matte (filmmaking)
    Mattes are used in photography and special effects filmmaking to combine two or more image elements into a single, final image. Usually, mattes are used to combine a foreground image with a background image . In this case, the matte is the background painting...

    , filmmaking
    Filmmaking is the process of making a film, from an initial story, idea, or commission, through scriptwriting, casting, shooting, directing, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a theatrical release or television program...

     and video production
    Video production
    Video production is videography, the process of capturing moving images on electronic media even streaming media. The term includes methods of production and post-production...

  • Matte painting
    Matte painting
    A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. Historically, matte painters and film technicians have used various techniques...

    , a process of creating sets used in film and video
  • Matte box
    Matte box
    In still photography and video, a matte box is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare...

    , a camera accessory for controlling lens glare
  • Open matte
    Open matte
    Open matte is a filming technique that involves matting out the top and bottom of the film frame in the movie projector for the widescreen theatrical release and then scanning the film without a matte for a full screen home video release.Usually, non-anamorphic 4-perf films are filmed directly on...

    , a filming technique that involves matting out the top and bottom of the film frame
    Film frame
    In filmmaking, video production, animation, and related fields, a film frame or video frame is one of the many still images which compose the complete moving picture...

     in the movie projector
    Movie projector
    A movie projector is an opto-mechanical device for displaying moving pictures by projecting them on a projection screen. Most of the optical and mechanical elements, except for the illumination and sound devices, are present in movie cameras.-Physiology:...

In other fields:
  • In American English, of a surface: having a non-glossy finish. See Gloss (material appearance)
    Gloss (material appearance)
    Gloss is an optical property, which is based on the interaction of light with physical characteristics of a surface. It is actually the ability of a surface to reflect light into the specular direction. The factors that affect gloss are the refractive index of the material, the angle of incident...

  • Matte (metallurgy)
    Matte (metallurgy)
    Matte is a term used in the field of pyrometallurgy given to the molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals. Typically, a matte is the phase in which the principal metal being extracted is recovered prior to a final reduction process to...

    , a term for the liquid generated by smelting non-ferrous metals, such as copper
  • A neighborhood in Bern, Switzerland
  • Matte Kudasai
    Matte Kudasai
    Matte Kudasai is a single by the progressive rock band King Crimson, released in 1981. Its tracks are from the album Discipline ....

    , single by the band King Crimson
    MATTE is an acronym for Major Accident to the Environment. The term is used in EU major accident prevention legislation, socalled Seveso II. Further guidance and the definition of MATTE is available in "Guidance on the Interpretation of Major Accident to the Environment for the Purposes of the...

    , Major Accident to the Environment, term used in EU legislation


  • Matte Babel
    Matte Babel
    Matte Babel is a Canadian television personality. Formerly a VJ for MuchMusic, where he co-hosted Much on Demand, The IT List and Much 911. He also served as a morning host on Toronto's all-news channel CablePulse 24. He has also made appearances in music videos such as Rich London's The Answer...

     (born 1978), MuchMusic VJ (video jockey) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Tom Matte
    Tom Matte
    Thomas Roland Matte was an American football player who played quarterback in college and primarily running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. He attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland and is an Eagle Scout...

     (born 1939), American football player, quarterback in college and (mostly) running back in the NFL (1960s-1970s)
  • Matte family
    Matte family
    The Matte family is a rich, powerful and influential Chilean family of Catalan origin. According to Forbes Magazine, their wealth amounts to US $8.1 billion. The World's Billionaires.-Family origins:...

    , a powerful Chilean family

See also

  • Mat
    A mat is a generic term for a piece of fabric or flat material, generally placed on a floor or other flat surface, and serving a range of purposes including:* providing a regular or flat surface, such as a mousepad....

  • Mate (disambiguation)
  • Matt
  • Matthew (disambiguation)
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