Seth Wessel-Estes, Comparitive Literature, Cinema
Experiments with placing actors in a manufactured environment
using green screen techniques
The focus of this project is to learn how to create a false environment and place an actor in it and see to what degree they can believably interact with it. This is an experiment with building a miniature set using only common household items (mostly cardboard), then using a green screen to put an actor on this set. Using the DVXs progressive frame technology, the effectiveness of this on green screening techniques could be measured. The idea of the video itself would be to experiment with using movement of this environment to create the illusion of movement of the actor. Also, this short video would experiment with using changes in focus with the actor as well as the background to create a false depth of field and see if fake focus racking could be achieved.