Using Environmental Marks and symmetry
By Gunnar Mortensen
on 8/5/19, 11:19 AM • 341 views
Whenever I am in in a room I measure the environment to see the rhythm of the actor. But over the years I started to notice the symmetry of things and how it becomes a giant tape measure. As an example in a diner type black and white floor pattern. You have alternating 1ft squares which are easy to count. Sidewalks pieces are uniform as are the distance of dotted lines on the street. All can be used to quickly judge distance.
On 8/5/19, 12:25 PM
As Gunnar says, i always try to measure the space around me and use objects that dont move.
Right now working on a Pirate Feature, so ive measured the entire ship, memorized it, and whenever we shoot the rehearsal i have no stress.
On 8/7/19, 9:59 PM
I agree, generally I use tables, door frames, trees or whatever is around to measure rather than actor marks because they never move, actors don't always hit their marks...
Also when I place tape focus marks on the ground I try to keep them at a round number to an object, rather than camera. Like 5 feet behind a door for example. This way if camera moves you don't need to remeasure everything, your marks all move together.