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Posted by mrozmi, on 2007-11-27 16:12:15

Sky and ground

This is simple question. How long must be the space between sky ( painting sky ) and ground (when we have a tree and all of characters) . Please tell me that in meters :D Thanks for any post .

Posted by Nick H, on 2007-11-27 16:54:01

If you have 1 metre tall trees near the back of the set (ground), you probably need 1.2 metres of space between the back of the set and the sky painting. This is to stop the trees casting a shadow on the sky. If the trees are smaller, you can be closer, maybe as close as 600mm. I don't have an exact distance. I light the sky and the set, and do whatever works for that particular set. It will depend partly on where you can put the lights for lighting the sky. I put the main light for the sky up high, hanfging from the ceiling. I often have a flourescent light tube down low, on the back of the set, to add a glow to the horizon. Flourescent tubes can be close to the sky and still light it evenly. Sometimes I need to be able to walk to the back of the set to reach a puppet, so for that I need 600mm or more. I think this set was about 800mm from the sky painting for filming: http://www.stopmoshorts.com/gallery/index.php?action=showpic&cat=62&pic=626