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beautiful mind time passing dissolve (2 replies and 3 comments)

Vanniyan
1 week ago
Vanniyan 1 week ago

Dear master roger i have seen "beautiful mind" movie. John Nash writing his thesis the camera slowly pull back to wide shot.There is a beautiful creation feeling of time passing dissolve. That's dissolve or some other techniques. Can i create that kind 0f shot in editing or i should do CGI. Could you explain you was shot the way. Why did you pull back the camera rather than other movr.Here I have attached the images from that shot.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Screenshot_2019-04-15-23-13-53.jpg
Roger Deakins
3 days ago
Roger Deakins 3 days ago

A simple dissolve, I think. We shot that on stage and everything was planned out with the actors. Nothing special. 

Vanniyan
3 days ago

We have one shot about a man waiting in small mountain top for heroine at night, he is expecting her. But she will not come until the morning.So we need to show that moment of creation of time passing. But that's full moon day(mentioned in script). But We have small light unit.but the biggest challenge how to light her face with minimal light for time lapse. How to convey he is waiting from night to morning. Even we don't have crane set up also to hang lights to create moon lights. How to create he is waiting for her until the morning with compromise budget. We can't afford in CG guys. Our equipment red dragon with CP3 lenses.

The Byre
3 days ago

You can do that in the script. Give the actor something to do, like reading a book - something that takes time to do. Show him reading page 12 and then later with dawn breaking, on page 208 or whatever! Or whittling a stick into a figure of his dreams (her?) and as dawn breaks, the figure is near completion.

The usual way was in westerns to show the campfire blazing and then fade to dawn light and the fire is just smouldering.

As for the lack of crane, when I was a kid of about 12, I built a crane with a length of wood and some bits of string to stabilise my strange construction and hung my Super-8 Kodak Brownie on a hinge as a make-shift gimbal. It worked! The tighter the budget, the more you have to improvise and get creative.

Vanniyan
3 days ago

We don't want any artificial light. Our aim motivated moon light only. A girl basically uneducated as it is in script. She don't know read.

David M
3 days ago
David M 3 days ago

You can do day for night and dissolve to regular day time and that would solve all your problems. 

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