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realistic flying

Posted: Fri, 3rd Aug 2007, 5:12pm

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Does any one know how to make some one look like there flying? But in a real looking way. Like how they do In t emovie Hocus pOcus. It dosent look fake and the green screen is not obvious like in the movie ET. You can tell the kids on bike are on a green screen. If osme one can help me I would appreciate it Thanks
Posted: Sat, 4th Aug 2007, 8:11am

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If you are referring to the way that they fly on brooms, you'd obviously need a decent broomstick, but it is highly unlikely that you will find one adequate for flying (as no one in the modern world uses brooms to fly). You could possibly just get one from a convenience (spelling?) store, or perhaps even a hardware store.

Once you have obtained said broom, you would need to find a way to anchor it to the ground in an angle... there are many ways to do this; one possible, yet perhaps most inefficient way, is to get some strands of fish wire, and be sure that it is firmly anchored to the ceiling.

Make sure that the fish wires are at different lengths, if you want it at an angle. You would also need to loop it back up. Then, place the broom through the fish wire.

To support your (or your actor's) body, you should put some small boxes underneath your feet (also anchored to the ground), cover it with your greenscreen. However, this is only one possible way.

There is no definite way of achieving a professional looking way of making someone fly... it all depends on your lighting, camera angles, and quality of your film.
Posted: Wed, 26th Sep 2007, 3:04pm

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Good advice. The part with the boxes under the feet was new to me. +1
Posted: Sat, 29th Dec 2007, 4:45am

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And get a fan to make it look like the air is blowing on him.