Tuesday, 12 April 2011

JUMP!!!

Original titel, "whoops! There goes gravity" but it doesn´t start with J :-D
OK...How´s it done??? There are a couple of people who worked it out so it would be good if you kept quiet for now ;-D
Hello to Iron Mammoth from Iron Mammoth design, a freelance sculptor.

28 comments:

  1. That is a cool photo! Love it. Dean

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  2. I'm guessing it's something to do with fundamental particles, but it looks amazing.

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  3. Very cool Paul! My guess was that you used several photos, shot from same spot to keep light direction consistent. Human eyes spot that instinctively. Then brought together in post production using layers. It appears there are at least layers: a figure layer (which can be cloned and tweaked for the second rider), a shadow layer with a large offset (computer generated), and background layer. Then adjust the luminosity to get the light levels right. Like I said it was a guess, I could be amazingly wrong. And if I'm wrong drop me a message so the trick is not given away.

    Cheers
    Will

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  4. Cool photo, very intriguing?????

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  5. I still love this one Paul :-D

    @Will: wrong ;-)try again :-)

    Greetings
    Peter (who's lips are sealed)

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  6. I'll give you a packet of Twiglets and a biscuit (cookie) to tell me!

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  7. Did you throw it and pick up the camera very,very quickly?Transindental meditation?

    You got me mate,Let us know how you did it.

    Cheers Rich.

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  8. Wow!! Great piece of work.. Is it hung, like a puppet or something? I thought I saw the shadow of a stick on the stone, but I might be mistaken!

    Following you from A-Z challenge!

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  9. Very well done but no idea how it was done.

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  10. Well I'm totally stumped as to how you have done it.

    Great pics!

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  11. It's like those fountains Patti D had, they run a water hose back up the stream like a salmon swimming upstream in the mating season, and...no that can't be it, there's no water stream in the one with the shadow...

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  12. @Peter, well I said I could be completely wrong. ;^] Time to file this under "Bob's your Uncle"

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  13. got it: you paid a stuntman to do the jumping scene in place of the real bod. quite simple.

    Or maybe you took your picture while being on board of an orbital station, floating around Earth. that would explain everything.

    the last chance is that you hollowed the bod and then filled it with hot air. the correct balance between the downwards pull of the gravity on the plastic and the upwards pull of the hot air can make the bod float in midair for a few seconds, at least until the air cools down. I sometimes use this approach to add that bit of realism to my model aircrafts.

    Cheers!

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  14. What? You mean the rest of you don't base your flying miniatures telekinetically?

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  15. Very clever, cool Paul don't keep us in suspence

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  16. I'm working on anti gravity stuff for a MS. Not sure if it will work but it would be really cool if I can squeeze it in the story.

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  17. Hehe... I guess it's some sort of pivot placed out of the cameras' reach (see the small shadow at background of the grey stone on the first two photos). The figure itself hangs from a transparent string.

    y.,
    Zedalist

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  18. @War Minister Crittumbo: Twiglets and a biscuit? I send you my adress, and when I have them I tell you the secret :-D

    @Will: you did ;-)

    @all: have a good look at the first picture! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  19. Simply amazing!
    I didn't knew you had also a magic wand within your brushes... ;-)
    The only way I could do something like that would be "cheating" with photoshop, but I guess you didn't...
    A levitation magic trick?

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  20. Well you got everybody guessing, Paul. Real cool shot, havent got a clue how you did it, but I like it.

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  21. Well? What's the secret?

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    1. Hi Anon. I´m not only amazed that after 6 years someone has added a Reply to this thread but that no one has worked it out. One of the replies is very Close..but not 100%. The method is very easy ;-)

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