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Back To The Future...

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Alpha Whiskey Photography, May 15, 2019.

  1. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2013
    Shooting a Delorean scale model was in fact something I was reluctant to do because it has already been done. But a buddy of mine kept bugging me to do it until I relented so I decided to get the flying version from the second movie as I figured that would be a more original project.

    The movies (especially the first) have excellent screenplays but since the main protagonist (Marty Mcfly) has virtually no narrative arc to speak of I always felt the Delorean was the star.

    Nevertheless, we had the idea of inserting people into the shots just for a change and they turned out ok. At least they made us smile. We shot ourselves separately in the various poses against a white background so that we could be easily selected, copied and pasted into the vehicle shots. I then matched the colour and luminosity of the subject to the background as best as I could. In some of the shots the desired effect was a movie poster style rather than realism.

    Since I had the Knight Industries Two Thousand from Knight Rider knocking around I included it in a couple of compositions. (When I drove the actual KITT Trans Am a few years ago it happened to be parked right next to the BTTF Delorean.)

    Once again, the vehicles were all shot on a practical set, suspended with wires in some shots, and with backgrounds and effects added in post. Hope you get a kick out of them. We sure had fun.

    The video with theme music and more image processing stages can be seen here.

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    Our version of the movie poster... ;) 
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    Selected the subject, cut and paste onto the model master shot...
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    Not bad for a little model.
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    MORE HERE.

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  2. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Great set and fun to look at! Thanks:thumbsup:
     
  3. mcrosa

    mcrosa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
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    Mike Crosa
    Agree. They are a blast. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Really cool pictures:2thumbs: I really enjoyed looking at these and seeing the size of the car made me appreciate them even more. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2013
    Had too much fun with this model. Couldn't resist one more.

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