You remind me of someone, a Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day I met in a half-remembered dream…
Published at: Nov. 6, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
It seems when I post BTS images from newer films I’m drawn to Christopher Nolan’s work. That could either be because his filmmaking technique involves a lot of real in camera trickery that gets my geek up or because of the mystery surrounding his films that makes any behind the curtain glimpse feel doubly special.
In this case this is a look at the model work done for INCEPTION by New Deal Studios, which also was behind the tumbler crash in The Dark Knight, built the insane asylum for Shutter Island and Howard Hughes’ Hollywood crash in The Aviator.
The below build is what Weta’s Richard Taylor would call a “Bigature” because calling something the size of a building a “miniature” is kind of ridiculous.
There are two photos. One is a look at the model in real context and the other is how it looks from the perspective of the crane where the camera sat.
I’m a huge model fan. When I think of movie magic I always think of puppeted effects, matte paintings and model work, so these two shots really impressed me. Hope they impress you guys, too!
Thanks for reader Todd for sending in these two images. Enjoy!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
Tomorrow’s pic is a pretty amazing shot of the back of Orson Welles’ head.
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