"The purpose of this assignment is for you to demonstrate this stance, and the means involve completing a project which lies in the middle ground of the real versus fake argument"I suspect a city being invaded by clone warriors is not quite what the course designer had in mind, which is a pity as I was having fun with this. Ah well, I will put it down to a useful learning experience and try and think of an alternate theme, perhaps something from Singapore as I travel there in a couple of days.
I did learn a lot:
- Blue screening is more or less pointless for this work as I pretty much cut out the models by hand from the frame. I actually desaturated the Blue to B&W to remove artifacts from the images
- For ground based objects, the camera must be in the same orientation for the background and foreground, otherwise there is a very noticeable perspective shift
- Lighting is crucial, direction and source are both very important, the shadows of the models must match the direction of light in the background
- Adding smoke and dust using brush tools in PS is quite possible and adds some drama
So my final image was:
Now preserved for posterity as a poster on my next door neighbours 6 year old sons wall. He thought it was kind of cool for Star Wars to be beating up his neighbourhood. The building on the right houses his favorite Pizza restaurant.