The Poor Man Process Michael Bay Style. Need Some Help How To.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:37 AM
Here are two examples from Bad Boys 2 and The Island. If you see when Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are talking in Bad Boys 2 and Dimjon Hinsou in The Island the background I'm talking about.
Bad Boys 2
Thanks for any help.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:02 AM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:02 AM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:53 PM
If you can't tell, I never enjoyed working with Bay...
On the other hand, thoroughly enjoyed working with David Lynch, David Fincher and Stan Winston...
Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:34 PM
I know this is very different from what you are looking for Dan but I just wanted to share it with you.
I believe Bob's suggestion is fantastic. I have done something similar by blowing out grifflons but Bob's way really helps with creating the nondescript shadows and dark structures passing in the background. Great idea Bob!
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:53 AM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:07 AM
1. It helps to chain vice-grip a 3ft speed rail piece to one of the hi roller collars to act as a handle to assist in turning the contraption.
2. we would pre-roll the cable onto the hi roller in the opposite direction first so as you spun it it would drop cable instead of gather it.. where it would inevitably snag and bring the whole thing to a halt.
3. Of course, with a dimmer board you can do a similar (tho different) effect.
4. If you want super speedy kicks, tape 1x1ft mirrors onto nail-on plates, place them in c-stands and just pan 1ks, 2ks or the like thru them.. you can set up 2,3,4,5,6, or more of these at different angles around the car and have your crew (each on a Lamp) just quickly pan it across the mirror which redirect the light in a quick burst at your Talent... you can place different gels on each lamps as well to give a bit of color temp variety.
I have done a similar rig as #4 on Music Videos.. Take a 12k (or 20k or large Par) and pan it through 6 - 12 1x1 mirrors each aimed slightly above the other.. or in any fashion you want... smoke it up.. the room (not you).. and start panning the 12k back and forth. You just turned one large unit into many smaller units. It looks great!
Back to Dan, people are going to be hard pressed to come up with a better solution to hiss question than what Bob offered. His idea is great.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:16 PM
I've been thinking about how to recreate the hard reflections from direct sunlight hitting passing traffic, all those fast moving reflections off of car windows. It seems like your rig can be adapted for that by putting the mirrors on the hi-roller instead of the lights. With several rows of hi-rollers rigged this way, you could probably light a fairly large area. I was thinking about doing this for the interior of a city bus on a greenscreen stage. I guess the only trick would be to get the mirrors low enough so that they seem to come from below the bus windows.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:02 PM