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Posted by Glass, on 2005-12-26 17:42:03

Running through woods - How to make set?

Hi I am making a short film, in which a woman is running rapidly through a large wooded area. I have the puppet made up, but I am having difficulty deciding how to make the set for this section of the film. I was thinking of making a small section of the wooded area , and using it repeatedly, but I think that could look samey. And I want to give a good idea that this is a huge place. Should I use 2D cut outs for this? This section will only last about 30-45 seconds. Thankyou.

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2005-12-26 22:31:59

Well, I'm guessing it's unlikely that you'll shoot 30-45 seconds with no cuts. For example, wide shot to close up to wide to medium, and so on. You'll probably make cuts before things remain on screen long enough to reveal a pattern. Things will be better if you make the background elements sort of configurable, in that when you need to re-use them for another shot you can rearrange various bushes and the like to help disguise the repetition. 2D cutouts for background elements can work fine.