Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:39 AM
I have seen such effects employed in many different movies, and I reckon you could actually shoot through a water tank, but in this movie it's a little different... How was it done?
Also I am interested in any other suggestions for representing hallucinations, and - of course - how I can obtain those effects. For instance, a very impressive array of trickery I have discovered in Wim Wenders' segment from Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (12 Miles to Trona). Halos, colors, step-processing (?!), superimposing...
I haven't a clue how they pulled all of that off, perhaps someone is willing to discuss it.
Other movies I have in my sights regarding the subject are The Doors, Natural Born Killers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Dead Man, Pi, Requiem For A Dream. Perhaps I'm missing something very inspirational! Let me know.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:02 PM
Ever look through an old rippled windowpane in an old building? It's like that.
You could perhaps even experiment with a piece of flat glass and paint some patterns in with clear varnish or something. Or melt some clear plastic. It doesn't take much distortion to look really heavy in front of the lens, so be subtle.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:43 PM
Maybe you could seal some water and oil in between two cheap UV filters and have your very own "swimmy filter." You could just rotate the filter to mix the liquids up.
Edited by Chris Keth, 17 November 2007 - 09:44 PM.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:03 AM
I have started to experiment with a plexiglass tank (I was looking for rather ample water movements; besides it's easier to create the effects on this level by pouring some more water or pointing a blowdryer at it). However this would mean that the camera is bolted on the floor and I certainly don't want that for all of the shots. Mr. Keth's UV filter solution seems more practical for handheld shots, I'm going to try it ASAP.
Also I've asked a friend to procure some moldable clear plastic but I'm not sure we know what to look for. Ours sadly fogs when bent.
In any case, this effect seems to be secured. All that is left is to refine it for the big screen; I don't want any imperfections to give the "rig" away and ruin the shot... So now I'm basically looking for other tricks to season the sequence with.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:26 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:40 AM
- Easy Rider (D. Hopper - 1969)
- Altered States (Ken Russel - 1980)
- House On Haunted Hill (W. Malone - 1999)
- Der Letzte Mann (F. Murnau - 1924)
- Natural Born Killers (O. Stone - 1994)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (T. Gilliam - 1998)
- Naked Lunch (D. Cronenberg - 1991)
- Pi (D. Aronofsky - 1998)
- Requiem For A Dream (D. Aronofsky - 2000)
- Jacob's Ladder (A. Lyne 1990)
- David Lynch : Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire
Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:34 PM
Across the Universe
It qualifies as "inspirational."