Saturday, February 01, 2014

Low Budget Filmmaking Miniatures and Forced Perspective

Taking a cue from Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this low-budget director turned a $23 Wal-Mart toy into an excellent foreground miniature that sells the shot.

Reading the details shows how he linked the sound effects used in the scene as an additional means to help make the shot more realistic to the viewer.

In the photos below, you first see how Spielberg used a foreground miniature, then the setup used by Vashi Nedomansky for his movie. Click through to his blog for more details and a link to video of the final shot and behind-the-scenes action.

Vashi Nedomansky

Low Budget Filmmaking Miniatures - Vashi Nedomansky

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