Behind the Scenes Photography
Teresa Drilling on set.
Cloud photography. The clouds in this project were made of real materials.Photograph by Vanessa Pridgen
Live feed of clouds superimposed over a still from the film. Part of the process of developing the right shape and appearance for the clouds.
Photograph by Vanessa Pridgen
Pieces of the metal skeleton being designed with a to-scale drawing of Bernard being used as a guide.
Rounding up the correct-size pinheads to make bird eyes.
An old-fashioned letter press was used to test fonts on different papers with different degrees of indentation.
Shooting footage of Elba in her cockpit. Lots of Elba animations were shot to be superimposed into existing background footage of her ship.
Objects tumble from Bernard's cabin, supported by wires, rigging, tape, whatever aids in propping the item in the correct orientation in front of the camera.
A simple animation setup.
Photograph by Kathleen Chamberlin
Director Mark Smith and Director of Photography Reijean Heringlake shoot tornado footage.
The tornado was mounted to a rotating platform that was controlled by computer.
Testing the appearance of paper textures and pressed-in lettering under different kinds of computer-controlled lights.
This is the foundation for the largest mechanically-controlled set created for Two Balloons. It will become the ocean.
Underneath the ocean "water" was an array of pistons giving the water movement.
Beth Gavigan and Elicia Beebee adding texture to the artificial water.
Assembling many textured pieces together to make an entire ocean.
The artificial ocean from above, adding the finishing touches.
Wave table with sunset.
Storyboards of the sequence of a line being tied between the two boats.
Diagrams of the design and colors for Bernard's balloon.