Wow, this was one crazy, creative test shot. The best way to learn is to do and boy did we learn, with a total environment replacement as illustrated here in a split screen showing the before and after of this 50 sec. tracking “reveal” shot. See the final video on YouTube .
Going on location is expensive and can be a logistical nightmare. “There’s got to be a better way!” Digital locations are always available, easily redecorated and photo-real, the possibilities are endless!
And for our next magic trick we will turn this dump into a beautiful Alaskan wilderness. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out as a flight to Alaska wasn’t in the budget…this time! 🙂
The camera path is automated, and you guest it ” there is an app. for that!”
Patrick sweats it out while the snow (paper pulp) is set up, it was actually raining while we shot this segment.
In this mock-up a digital double stands in for Patrick, to test the environment.