Studio – Behind the camera

Studio stills selected from the shoot at Caerleon film studios showing cast and crew at work and play.  This was a blue screen shoot because the university had not yet invested in a green screen (Echo was pivotal in them finally getting one!).  We built the screen out of blue paper suspended on a wooden framework, but it didn’t work well, so the end result is even more Ray Harryhausen than we expected.  In front of this we created the effect of a greek location, mostly through the pillar and a few bowls of fruit.  Some curtains, less effective than they could have been, did the rest.  It’s possible that we could have come up with a better solution had we found a proper location for the Gods, but it’s easy to know this retrospectively.

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