In August of 2013 Vashi Nedomansky wrote a brilliant blog post on force perspective in regards to making a small budget seem much larger. I don’t think I’ve seen a better or more concise explanation since
As in the picture above, a small budget short film can look much grander in scale… Using scale. Looking at the picture above it’s hard to believe the Humvee is a 1:18th scale model, but the behind the scenes picture below, it’s proven that this is the case.
It’s not often you consider the viability or get the opportunity to use practical in camera effects, especially in a modern era of CGI effects and digital compositing, but sometimes these simple techniques are more cost effective AND time effective… Especially if you have a tight deadline and a heavily strapped budget.
Video of the process:
Low Budget Visual Effects – Miniatures from Vashi Nedomansky on Vimeo.
Visual Effects – Low Budget Filmmaking
Miniatures and Forced Perspective
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