Interestingly, the car used in this stunt is currently for sale on Kijiji just outside of Toronto.
I worked on this sequence from episode 4.
I needed to create a period backing for a television series that takes place in the past.
A suitable photo was sourced from the archives and we bought a high resolution file.
The photo was the cropped and coloured in Photoshop for a day version.
A night version was also needed.
Both were printed large format (12′ x 24′) and hung by the grips outside an apartment window as a shower curtain allowing each backing to be extended and shot.
These are some shots of the work in progress.
We painted a backing as well for outside the entrance.
Below a photo shop mock up of the backing.
As it turned out, we were unable to get our REAL gas pumps and we had them printed on vinyl and mounted on foam core.
They actually worked quite well in the background.
Below a link to a short Youtube video.
A short film by Steven Chan
We were shooting on location here in toronto at the Waverly Hotel at Spadina and College. It was decided to shoot at the actual location for 2 days and then to move the crew back to the studio where we would build a section of the set.
The first step was to get some detailed photos and measurements. The Key Scenic painter and Construction Manager met me at the location and we did our research getting measurements and matching colours.
and situate it within the studio. Crew access and fire regulations are taken into account.
Plan 1 below.
The set went up very quickly.
All in all, a very believable set that matched the location.
The first step in the build is a scale drawing that is sent to the prop builder to look at and to get a quote. We were fortunate to be able to use Damian Zuch at Deville’s Workshop. Damian then built a model in Sketch Up for us to review.
The dome is actually a plastic salad bowl from the Dollar store…
The little paintings on the sides were quite specific to the story and these were farmed out to another artist (again with reference to work from)
For a more detailed look at the entire process click here.
Another couple of examples of 3d photography from this years Production Design students at Sheridan College.
These are by Denya and Jennifer.
These actually work really well. You just need to put on your glasses, sit back a little and relax your eyes. Click on the photo for a full size version.
Don’t forget your 3D glasses!
Tabitha and Priscilla enjoy a quiet moment to reflect on their hectic schedules.
Jordan wonders if he’s spending too much time leaning against walls.