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Person walking down hallway [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 1:11am

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Zero767

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How would you go about having a person walk down a hall?

Like a long hallway. How could you have them keep walking, and go from small to big as they come closer to the camera.

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Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 2:04am

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Zero Is Rad wrote:

How would you go about having a person walk down a hall?

Like a long hallway. How could you have them keep walking, and go from small to big as they come closer to the camera.
The easiest way is to film your actor in a real hallway walking towards camera. smile

I'm assuming you're asking how to greenscreen your actor on top of a hallway stock footage or 3D render. Unless this hallway is something really special, it'd be a lot easier to try and find a location and film it for real.

But if you need to greenscreen it, you could film your actor against the greenscreen walking towards camera, and then composite the actor on top of the hallway footage / 3D render. Keep the camera locked down to make it easy.

You can add a digital shadow on the floor, if it's necessary to have a wide shot showing the actor's feet walking on the hallway floor. It'd be easier to have a medium shot of the actor waist-up, though.
Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 3:02am

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Too add to Hendo's post: If your hallway is super long then you may want to film your guy walking on the spot. It will be hard to get it convincing but then you will want to gradually scale him up to make it appear as if he is actaully walking towards the camera.


The thing that would sell this sould be the shadows. If your hallway is long, there are going to be lights in there. To make the shot look super-sweet make the shadows interactive if you can. It makes it harder to tell it was greenscreened. But then again its hard to move a shadow in 3d space when you can only reference a 2d picture.
Posted: Tue, 12th Sep 2006, 2:50am

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lwmedia

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Perhaps a green treadmill to get a realistic walking performance?