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programs used more advanced animation techiques introductory animation techs Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects While working on a feature film called The Grind, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with Humvee, in the desert of Iraq. The only problem? He had neither Iraq, nor a Humvee to work with. Fortunately, he did have the sand dunes outside of Los Angeles and a 1:18 scale model of a Humvee purchased at Walmart for $23. As Nedomansky explains on his blog, “In filmmaking, sometimes the simplest solution will be the cheapest, most realistic and easiest. That’s the situation he found himself in with this Humvee scene. As you can see in the clip at the top, it turned out pretty well. Normally, a professional miniatures shot like this would take some serious time to set up, but as Nedomansky explains, you don’t always have that luxury. To find out more about the setup for this scene, and hear about the experience from the man himself, be sure to head over to his website by clicking here. (via Imaging Resource)
Every Frame a Painting This is the first of two new videos today. Watch this one first. Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter? But here’s the kicker: can you sing any theme from a Marvel film? This video was made byBrian Satterwhite: Ramos: Zhou: How do you film a conversation? This video was co-written with Taylor Ramos. How do you emphasize to the audience that something is important? Eight Ways to Get the Audience to Look at Someone/Something:1) Let Them Speak2) Make Them Brighter or Bring Them Closer3) Let Them Move (Especially Hands or Eyes)4) Put Them in the Center of Frame5) Turn Them Towards the Lens6) Separate Them from the Group7) Isolate Them by Moving the Camera8) Have Other People Look at Them For educational purposes only.