Back when we (as in a collective "we) were working on Shade at SCAD, i vaguely remember my friend Chris Watson mentioning that it would have been cool to shoot the film "real" and use the camera data to match move and apply to our digital camera. The idea was to give it a more raw and visceral feel. In todays world it would essentially be the poor mans way of recreating what they do in film and movies now-a-days when they use a fancy camera rig to recreate handheld camera motion in a digital environment.
It is an idea im toying with doing for "Betrayal". As i dont have an awesome studio environment and million dollar equipment, I'm going to do it the old fashioned way by taking my camera to locations that somewhat match my digital environments and shoot it real. That way i can bring it back and using Boujou, capture the motion and export that to a Maya digital camera.
Then its a matter of importing my environment and tweaking the shot to make it match up. :)
I dont know if it will work, but i think it will be fun to try. I could turn out to be a horrid camera man and end up hating the effect. Or it could end up being a stroke of genius.
What do you think? And have any of you ever tried anything like this before?
If you have, id love to hear comments or suggestions.
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