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Visual Effects – Low Budget Filmmaking
Miniatures and Forced Perspective

On 20, Aug 2013 | 34 Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi

 

FORCED PERSPECTIVE

In filmmaking, sometimes the simplest solution will be the cheapest, most realistic and easiest. This doesn’t happen often…but when it does, embrace it and enjoy it. In a world where CGI seems to always be the first choice…models and miniatures offer realism and immediate feedback in-camera to let you know if you got the shot. There is a rich history of miniatures and practical visual effects in Hollywood and it will always be a major component of filmmaking at every level. In ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, Steven Spielberg used a model ship in the Mojave Desert of California to double for the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. By placing it close to the camera and using a wide lens with deep-focus…he sold the size and scale of an impossible scenario that visually awed the audience. The secret? Forced perspectiveNo green screens or computers needed.

 

20-foot long model of the COTOPOXI with actors 1/4 mile away

 

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The $20 Rap Video: Low Budget Filmmaking

On 29, Jan 2013 | 17 Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi


Welcome to the launch of my first official info packed blog post for my new site! My name is Vashi Nedomansky and I’m a feature film editor based in Los Angeles who embraces filmmaking, technology, life and all things that put a smile on my face. I’ve cut films for David Zucker, Vincent Laforet and edited more than 25 projects for Shane Hurlbut ASC…all after I played 10 years of professional hockey. I love a good challenge, a great meal and a cold vodka gimlet at day’s end.
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