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IN Photography ON 31 Mar, 2016
For sure, you remember some epic stunt scenes from the Bond movies, so do I. What if I shatter your castles of joy and tell you that they weren't for real? With technology reaching the zenith, you surely don't expect all of them to be made how they seem to be made.
With this story, you'll see how the camera lies, with most of the movie the consequence of multimedia and digitization.
The ultimate scene of a seven-storey building collapsing under him.
Or maybe a model at Pinewood Studios was torched! A model of the building was blown using the exact angle, and the same natural light. Then the images were superimposed to form the effect.
It is a treasure for a you car-lover, right? An old BMW was blown by the special effects team, then a one-third scale miniature was created by Begg's visual effects team.
The model was exploded in Skyfall. Begg described his work saying, "I'm entertaining people by misleading them. The more successfully I mislead them, the better I've done my job."
About 70 tonnes of TNT were used, only the structure wasn't for real. Chris Corbould did this effect for Spectre!
But, the view below wasn't! It was filmed 100 miles away from people over an old aerodrome in the woods. Then the woods were subtly replaced by crowds underneath.
This could have been expensive for them, so the dimensions were gauged. The airplane and building were replicas, and then the film was superimposed on the explosion.
The real filming was done on the opposite bank. It took some real hard measurements and collapsed a 90-ton model into the water.
And also, the ground was changed then.
Safety considerations compelled them to use special effects in this case.
Bond and his girl Madeleine overlooking Blofeld's base. The explosion lasted for 7.5 seconds.
So, was that skeleton necessary?
Instead of taking numerous shots with a real one, they saved time using a computerized one.
The hovering tower wherein Bond was lured to coming, wasn't that grand, you see!