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How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?

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Right now I have the average sized stage for a DIY/amature budget. Probably about the size of this or maybe a little bigger…Continue

 

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David replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Alright, this definitely helps me think about things some more. In terms of getting a shot from above (say from the chandelier looking down at the characters in the ballroom) would I need to make smaller scaled puppets and raise my tripod way up to…"
Aug 1
StopmoNick replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"  My bigger sets were usually built on a tabletop made of an 8' x 4' sheet of particle board.  A couple of objects in the foreground (like a tree or column or two) could give the impression there was more closer up where the…"
Jul 29
David replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Thanks Darius that's exactly what I needed to figure out. And I really like the idea of swapping walls to change perspective. I think it will be some combination of everything suggested here. Thanks!"
Jul 29
David replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Thanks Radius that's exactly what I needed to figure out. And I really like the idea of swapping walls to change perspective. I think it will be some combination of everything suggested here. Thanks!"
Jul 29
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"If you don't want to make the whole ballroom, is it possible to use the editing to restrict the size of your set? What I mean is: Shot 1 - characters dancing in the middle, set behind with door (forced perspective). Shot 2 - reverse using the…"
Jul 28
Darius Stuart replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"If you were to assume the largest adult at 10" would be 6 feet tall in real life then you can divide all other dimensions by 7.2 (6 feet in real life is 72" thus 72" divided by 10" = 7.2). So if your ceilings are nine feet…"
Jul 24
David replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Forced perspective was also a thought. But there's also a shot of them walking to the other end of the room (the room doesn't actually look like a ballroom like this). There's another door and the intention would be to see them go…"
Jul 24
Simon Tytherleigh replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Perhaps you could use some elements close to the same scale, such as the pillars and curtains in the picture,, and make the windows in forced perspective or green screen. If you have several chandeliers, the closest one could be in the real set, and…"
Jul 24
Dennis Heinzeroth replied to David's discussion How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?
"Depending on how involved you want to get, you could *possibly* make a forced perspective set. That pretty much locks you into one plane of motion and one camera position."
Jul 20
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How to determine how big to make your stage for a project?

Right now I have the average sized stage for a DIY/amature budget. Probably about the size of this or maybe a little bigger https://lyndarollins.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/stop-motion-stage-on-a-budget/But for one scene in my short film, there is a wide shot where the characters enter a large ball room. The shot I have in mind encompasses the ceiling and all. Something like this but not as elaborate lol…See More
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