Archive for March 1, 2016

Stereoscopic

Posted in FILM with tags on March 1, 2016 by dcairns

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Clock to enlarge — stunning images by Danny Carr taken on the set of THE NORTHLEACH HORROR using his high-tech stereoscopic science camera. As I understand it, the camera captures 360 degree shots of the environment which are useful in creating CGI effects. The old-school method, as practiced on the set of TERMINATOR II, was to take lots of Polaroids. This is much more fun!

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Danny tends to appear in his own shots, as there is literally nowhere to hide from this camera. I love how the platform he’s standing on stretches into an impossible circle around him. I mean, it WAS a circle, but it was a positive, not a negative circle. Then the grey wall behind Danny is mostly the floor. It’s mind-warping.

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The two orangey circles here actually faced each other. The top one is the platform Danny was seen standing on above, the lower, larger one is actually smaller and is suspended directly above.

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I’m in this one (far right). My posture appears to be far better than I ever hoped. Minntu, our cinematographer, is to my left. In the distance we can glimpse actors Steven McNicollMitchell and Freddie Fox.

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Danny again. Those mysterious orangey bits ALMOST look like they’re facing each other now. But the platform behind Danny now looks like a tabletop in front of him. One of the perils of deep focus is that it dissolves our perception of depth.

THE NORTHLEACH HORROR has a Facebook page here, and an Indiegogo campaign here.