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Stone steps leading to temple

Posted: Sat, 21st Apr 2007, 4:54pm

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Link123456

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I need a steep set of stone steps leading up to an overgrown temple in the background. I need to super impose this behind an actor.

The sort of thing I'm looking for... I can't explain very easily. It's just stone steps, and at the top is a tample/parthenon looking place that is overgrown. It's supposed to be set in a forest.
Posted: Sat, 21st Apr 2007, 5:21pm

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I know these are probably too small, but something along this line?:





You may end up having to do some photoshop work on an existing picture to get your look. I usually just do a google image search and then edit them in photoshop to fit my needs better.
Posted: Sat, 21st Apr 2007, 7:35pm

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The second one is ideal, but I forgot to mention was it had to be a worms eye veiw looking up the stairs. Thanks anyway though.
Posted: Sat, 21st Apr 2007, 7:49pm

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You may want to consider revising your script if you dont get the picture you're looking for. Look around google images until you find something that may work instead. Try different variations of words. I used things like "Aztec, Temple, Steps, Ancient, Mayan" stuff like that. By the way, when is this movie of yours planning to come out? You seem to be needing a lot of help with it lately, do you have a deadline or something?
Posted: Sat, 21st Apr 2007, 8:40pm

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DavidLittlefield wrote:

By the way, when is this movie of yours planning to come out? You seem to be needing a lot of help with it lately, do you have a deadline or something?
I'm glad you asked. The film's expected release is 2009, but I'm starting to think that is an underestimate. Thats when we finish filming, but when the editting starts. You may say it's to early to start asking for all this help and stuff, but I just say it when I remember it. Also this way if we get things sorted before hand we wont need to put back the release date.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Apr 2007, 2:19am

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Wow, sounds like a big production. Are you planning on getting money for this somehow? What length are you looking at?
Posted: Sun, 22nd Apr 2007, 6:13pm

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DavidLittlefield wrote:

Wow, sounds like a big production. Are you planning on getting money for this somehow? What length are you looking at?
The length is standard (90 mins). The reason the release date is so far wawy is my fellow film-maker lives an hour a way from me so I only see him every 6 weeks or so. And thats about 10 minutes of filming every 6 weeks, so... you do the math.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Apr 2007, 7:21pm

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Those conditions seem hard to work with. But, I suppose I've gotten off topic. So anyways: I would try to revise the script to fit your needs. Good luck with the film!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Apr 2007, 2:49pm

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DavidLittlefield wrote:

Those conditions seem hard to work with. But, I suppose I've gotten off topic. So anyways: I would try to revise the script to fit your needs. Good luck with the film!
Cool! Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 8:44pm

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link123456 wrote:

DavidLittlefield wrote:

Those conditions seem hard to work with. But, I suppose I've gotten off topic. So anyways: I would try to revise the script to fit your needs. Good luck with the film!
Cool! Thanks!
I know a way you could do this- It will require a bit of work, but it is totally "do-able"

Find someplace with a lot of marble or stone steps similar to what you are looking forit doesn't have to be a TON of steps, just enough for a bit of depth- at the top of the steps within your frame- stretch a greenscreen- this can be a generic bright green cloth over a frame made of PVC piping, just make sure it fills most of your frame, but ESPECIALLY the area around your actor's shape-

Then position your camera at worms-eye view and shoot your shot.
MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA IS LOCKED DOWN- moving/ tracking shots are not allowed here using this method.

Now you will be creating a "digital matte painting" in photoshop or another image editor based upon your actual frames.

Export an actual frame from your greenscreen footage and start creating your temple scene on another layer around your actor- leaving the middle of the scene where the actor is ALONE- try to match your scene with the look and feel of the steps you have-
When you are finished, you can export that image as a file with an alpha channel (most NLE's like PNG files) and composite it with your live footage-
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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2008, 1:46pm

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I can get a buddist temple easily. I can photoshop in a lot of Jungle growth and conceal any buddist statues if that's the look you want. Worm's eye view is not a problem. In fact I think I took such a photo already.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 2:44pm

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Are you still looking for stone steps leading up from a worm's eye view? I've got one! (It's about as old as the original request - sorry, have only just joined this forum!) If so, mail me: henry.fotoman[at]gmail.com with the subject line: Stone steps