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#1 David Desio

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:32 PM

Hey all,
I have a shoot coming up where I am DPing as well as production design/set construction (no budget blues).

Part of the shoot is in Santa's workshop.

We have a dolly in to the scene and the director wants to see Santa in his shop through a window that the camera moves through without cutting then lands on our "2" mark (Kinda like that opening shot of Citizen Kane though the window)

Anyway I'm not really a carpenter or set designer but I need to make this work.

Here is what we'd like the end result to look like: http://www.mydisguis...t-c10032316.jpg

---sorry about the link but I can't seem to attach any pictures.

Any way I am going to be keying from the left from an implied window using a 5k through unbleached muslin, the letting everythig fall off.

Now worst case scenario:

1.we don't have money for the 5k and have to use smaller units...
2. I have minimal frunds for building materials
3. I get a gaffer only on the day of the shoot and we also need to light a completely different scene where we try to emulate a snowy field(we're in FL)
4. I have only myself and my 2 hands righty and left-fellow to get this construction done.

As you can tell I feel a bit overwhelmed and am seeking any advice or suggestions.

Thanks,
Dave
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#2 David Desio

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:25 AM

Ok, I did the shoot and I'm still here. Everything worked out pretty well...alot of "gee I didn't think you'd pull it off..." from the director and producers once they saw it through the lens.

Some screen grabs:
[attachment=5900:RCW_X_masSanta01.jpg]
[attachment=5899:RCW_X_ma...taWindow.jpg]
[attachment=5901:RCW_X_masSanta03.jpg]

granted these are low-res...

...wonder if this would be better suited to the "in production" section...

Edited by David Desio, 18 December 2009 - 10:28 AM.

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