Post by gillianren on Dec 22, 2011 17:55:41 GMT -4
Technically, "forced perspective" is any use of camera trickery which makes one object look bigger compared to others than it is. Sean Astin on his knees next to Sir Ian McKellan technically counted, and it's only one of quite a lot of tricks Peter Jackson used.
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"Forced perspective" is a broad concept that can cover the contraction of depth in the ISS transit photo as well as the expansion of depth by using non-square walls in set design.
Most studio-audience sitcom sets are constructed in forced perspective, with the wall farthest from the studio audience smaller than it appears and the side walls angled slightly inward. A sitcom is filmed in an ordinary rectangular soundstage with the audience bleachers along one of the long walls facing the other long wall. The various sets are placed side-by-side along the long dimension, and sometimes along either end. But typically the ends are reserved for dressing areas, technical workspace, prop storage, and other off-camera zones.
Since the short dimension of the stage is the audience's line of sight, depth is difficult to achieve. Hence the need to force the perspective to expand the apparent depth.
A cinematic example of the opposite forced perspective effect -- i.e., the contraction of depth -- is from Fellowship of the Ring where Elijah Wood is seated in Gandalf's cart considerably farther away from the camera than Sir Ian McKellan, making him appear much smaller. The seats are arranged such that from the camera's line of sight they plausibly may be considered seated on the same bench.
Attention to eyeline makes these techniques work all the time in the cinematic world to achieve illusions of widely varying scale. It too is forced perspective.
Post by Vincent McConnell on Dec 31, 2011 16:48:02 GMT -4
Pretty sad and pathetic. Those are clearly not any of the same mountains at all. You believe the Apollo Moon Landings were filmed at night in Hawaii? How did they get the mountains, at NIGHT mind you, to be white like snow? Even if they "inverted the colors", the mountains, much like the sky, would be a very dark blue. That translates to about a shade of ORANGE so bright that both the sky and the mountains would appear white. Ever wonder how they would have made the actual VIDEOS if they filmed here? Inverting the colors would make the astronaut BLACK. If you think those are the same mountains at all, you are sorely mistaken. They may be similar, but it doesn't take an eagle eye to realize that the shape of the mountains are significantly different. The colors? Well, that's a whole other story. I could sit here and disprove that for hours. That "shy HB" is probably shy because he's a raving idiot.
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