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November 14, 2014 | By FLYGUY
The team at Sideshow wanted to showcase off the new Threepio to full effect and so went about recreating a pretty stunning diorama.
“With the help of our Graphic Arts Department, I created a large scale digital matte painting of the mountains and sky. I set up the camera on a tripod, and began building the miniature set within the frame. After adding the sand and rocks, and posing both droids into the picture, I set up strobes to provide a close approximation to bright sunlight. While using one hand to hose down the set with Fantasy FX Haze Spray, I used the other to fire the camera remotely, dragging the shutter to bring out the lights. It took several attempts to get the ‘dust’ exactly right, but overall, I’m pretty thrilled with the final image.”
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