The film i'm prepping, "Thunder Lord", is an Homage/Parody meant to be presented as a lost film from between 1979-1984. As such, it has been my goal to utilize or at least cheat the Special and Visual effects techniques of 30+ years ago. One other point to make is the utilization of Red Giants suite of products to achieve a slightly aged look as the idea set in our viral mockumentary will be that this "Lost movie" get restored-Cleaned up. I've got people to do Hero shooting models and guest models. My queries are: What suggested techniques and methods would YOU employ for matte paintings, animation and compositing? AND Who in the Denver area can do this (any or all), if not , who ANYWHERE can on a budget. Relative cost would be appreciated.