First shot using the motion control rig for 'The Legend of Jan Tregeagle'.
Butterfly and flies added in post to give some movement within the shot. Hot glue 'strings' created spiders's webs across the neglected grave...

Comment by Iulian Demetrescu on May 23, 2017 at 7:15am
Rig moves very smooth. Well done!!!
Comment by Hugo on May 25, 2017 at 2:47am

Good job Simon ! What is the scale ?

I like the spider's web detail and how the light catches it. However, you might want to keep them out of focus so we can't spot the trick.

Comment by David Braga on May 25, 2017 at 5:13am

wow great stuff Simon, it's really coming along brilliantly!

Comment by Simon Tytherleigh on May 25, 2017 at 11:58am

@Hugo. It's about 1/6th scale. Grave slab is 300mm long. Too late to blur the webs - but then they wouldn't be visible at all. The shot needs to convey that this grave has been neglected, and I rather liked adding them. A bit tricky reaching past them without disturbing them....

Thanks for all the comments.

Comment by Adam Taylor on May 26, 2017 at 1:48pm

Love it! The spider'swebs are great and it all feels quite natural.

Comment by Simon Tytherleigh on May 27, 2017 at 3:03am

Just to make it really cheesy, I might add a lightning flash when the camera has pulled out, and a thunderclap as it comes back in....!

Comment by Simon Tytherleigh on April 27, 2019 at 12:52am

Yes, the moco move disguises the fact that nothing is really happening in the shot until the hand appears. Version 2 of rig is in use, and I have a mind to make a third.

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