BACK to the FUTURE "Forced Perspective"
Run Time - 5:27 Release Date - 10/15/14
In our 2nd BACK TO THE FUTURE installment, we tackle the technique of "Forced Perspective".
Forced Perspective is a visual effect that can make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.
We followed a simple formula to get our 1/24th & 1/15th scale Delorean to match our backdrop.
Distance from Camera (ft) x Scale of Model =Distance between FG model & BG
We were shooting on a Canon 5d Mark II with a 17mm wide angle lens.
This formula may change with different type of lenses used.
This formula is a good guide to get you close to where you need to be, but tinkering will always be necessary.
Part 3 will go into how we created our miniature Hill Valley, and also some composting techniques used in post production.
Music by: Big Fok
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