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Posted by lizayle, on 2009-01-24 19:25:56

Making a Mountain

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to make a false depth in such a small area. I'm in a stop motion class, and our shooting areas are very limited. My professor is allotting me a 4 x 6 ft at max stage area. In this space I have to make a mountain scape which features cliffs in which my goat character is going to jump. I thought that I could layer bigger rocks in the background, shoot on a green screen and composite a background in, putting a blur on it to add more depth effect. You can see my goat and a brief description of the short at: lizawiley.com/gus.html The stage I have drawn out right now is 6 feet wide and 4 feet deep. there is going to be 2.5 ft on each side and a foot gap between the cliffs which will extend 1 foot downward with rocky sides. Any ideas are welcome.

Posted by beng, on 2009-02-03 08:13:31

hi there...i made two mountain sets for my film 'Spectacular View'...each one is quite a different style, but they both try and convey a sense of distance in a quite a small area. If you go to www.bengerlis.com and click through to the animation section, then spectacular view, i have a bunch of model pics, as well as a making of video and the final films. let me know if this is of any help ben

Posted by B and B Studios, on 2009-02-04 11:42:43

Textures and small details help. If you made small (really small) trees that you can still tell are trees it makes it appear larger. Camera angles also help with size. I think Mike Brent had a post on his blog ( http://darkmattr.blogspot.com/ )about cheating the size of things. Search through thoses you might find it in there. --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandbstudios.web.officelive.com/ my blog; http://ethanbartholomae.blogspot.com/