The build is going a bit slower than originally hoped for so to aid me with planning out the shot I had a friend rough it out in maya. I figured that if it looked good in maya then it will look great in stop motion.https://youtu.be/l5qyR_uKXto
The diameter of the cylinder seems a bit small to me, at least for that camera position and lens. I am very aware of the curvature, and the arrow trees pivoting up from a near horizontal position. Trees on the side of a hill don't grow out at 90 degrees to the slope, they point up. Shrubs where they are just a mass of foliage reaching down to the ground, with no tall trunk, would probably look ok.
Weird thought... Trees that pivot, counterweighted so they are always vertical, or at least are by the time they come into view... not sure if that would work, and you would have to conceal the bases with low foliage so you can't see a hole.
Or maybe a conveyor belt where the land can be flat, but the trees would still swing up as they come up over the drum at the end. Bloody trees. Chop 'em down I say!
Thanks Nick. Haha, yeah those trees ... don't worry, they are getting chopped down left and right by the lumberjack characters in the film. Thanks for the feedback. I will take the curvature into consideration.