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Posted by gabi11591, on 2010-03-28 20:38:56

CARDBOARD BOX HELPPPPPPPPPP

For a student film, we are trying to show 4 cardboard walls crumpling in on an actor in stop motion and then expanding into a box... any tips or advice on how to make this work and look the best it can???

Posted by MattChappell, on 2010-03-30 14:53:47

If you're looking for help, please give us more details. When you say "4 walls crumpling in on an actor in stop motion," what does that mean? Is your actor a puppet? If so, what scale are you working in. Or Is this a live action film using stop-mo effects?

Posted by Isomer, on 2010-03-30 21:11:33

Agreed, I saw this posting earlier but, I had no idea how to reply. We need a much more specific description of what need to happen in this shot. An illustration of some detail would help. You said the walls need to fall over on the guy - is he live action? do the walls need to buckle or fold? What else is on set? Is the set miniature? How many walls? What is revealed to be behind the walls? Do the walls end up crumpled or flat? What software are you using? How much time do you have? What causes the walls to fall? Etc - etc? This is a physical/visual medium, without specific details it's almost impossible to advise a method.