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#1 Vivek Marimuthu

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:01 AM

Hi,

I would like to know how to film double actino role of a talent in a single frame? It is a shot where a talent is meeting his second role played by same talent. There is a hand shake and close conversation involved, happens inside a house.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:17 AM

Lock down and split screen it; for the hand-shake, cut to a close-up of the shake and get a hand double, or do it in the wide, switching actors across the screen who are the same height and hit the hand-shake in the same place/way.
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#3 Evan Ferrario

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

Check out Moon (2009) which had quite a few scenes with the same actor interacting with himself. They used a motion control rig to get moving shots but the same idea can be applied with a static tripod. In moon there was a scene where the main character played ping pong with himself, it was done by having the actor pretend to play and putting a ball in digitally.

One thing to think about is having a way to playback the first performance so the actor can see, or at least hear what they did the first time and be able to interact with it.
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