🔔 FRONT PROJECTION for $80: The film technique used by Kubrick in 2001 at home

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WHAT IS THE FRONT PROJECTION TECHNIQUE IN FILM?


A front projection effect is an in-camera visual effects process in film production for combining foreground performance with pre-filmed background footage. In contrast to rear projection, which projects footage onto a screen from behind the performers, front projection projects the pre-filmed material over the performers and onto a highly reflective background surface.

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This technique is the same used by Stanley Kubrick in 2001 or more recently, the film Oblivion - also starring Cruise - made extensive use of front projection to display various sky backgrounds in the home set.

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 “For Oblivion, we had a 500 foot wide by 42 foot tall screen with 21 projectors. This gave us real-time 15K motion picture front projection.” -explains Claudio Miranda on www.fdtimes.com-

HOW FRONT PROJECTION WORKS: 



Although it is not a technique widely used nowadays, where chroma backgrounds tend to prevail, they allow us to record a scene without post-production at a different time and place.

Remember that for the scene to be seen correctly, the image is projected in reverse on the screen.


THIS $80 PROJECTOR TRICK MAKES INCREDIBLE FILMS




How can an $80 projector upgrade your Poor Man's Process? How can filmmakers learn to use the same front projection techniques that were used in First Man (2018), Gravity (2013) and Oblivion (2013)?

Well to find out we spoke to Charles Haine, a professor of cinematography at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and a writer at NoFilmSchool.

FRONT PROJECTION TECHNIQUE

Every filmmaker has shot a scene in a car at one point in their career. Whether it's on a process trailer in a big budget production or doing the very unsafe and unwise method of shooting an actually moving vehicle, car scenes are commonplace in modern filmmaking.

In this episode Indy Mogul shows how using front projection can instantly upgrade your poor man's process and improve the cinematic quality of your car scenes. They combine simple lighting techniques with a cheap projector we bought at Best Buy for stunning results.


REAR PROJECTION USING MINIATURES




Using miniatures and rear projection to create a cave atmosphere collapsing around an action hero.

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Text via wikipedia | Video Joey Shanks, LATimesTrailers, Fandor and Indy Mogul

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