Making mountains

Today we moved on to visualising Jimmy reaching the top of a mountain and looking out at a magnificent view.

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As we worked out the mountain scene we realised that we could use two scales for this scene. For Jimmy reaching the top of the mountain we can film the scene backlit. So jimmy is in silhouette as he reaches the top.  For this we can use a small model  of a mountain vista.

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Then we can switch to jimmy’s POV (point of view).  Or an over the shoulder shot of the larger scale puppet. As Jimmy takes in the view – including clouds below and a rainbow.

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Filming in this way should cut down the amount of large mountain we have to build. We may be able to get away with just creating a layered cyclorama.

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Towards the end of today we moved on to looking at a scene set in a tea plantation which we will continue with next time.

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