A balloon lifting a guy (on a budget) HOW?

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A balloon lifting a guy (on a budget) HOW?

Postby ermetekos on 11/21/2015, 10:51 am

I have to shoot a scene, where a homeless person is sitting on the street and he grabs a balloon which he grabs on and he thus stands on his two feet.
Any ideas how I could pull this through?
realistically to actually have the actor pull a rope and substitute for a CG balloon?
or ??

thanks guys
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Re: A balloon lifting a guy (on a budget) HOW?

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 11/24/2015, 1:20 pm

Don't make an entirely CG balloon. Shoot a real balloon on the set and comp it in.
Rather than having him be pulled up by a rope, it might work to just shoot him sitting down and reverse it. (Test this yourself with your smart phone camera and a balloon to see if it has the look you want before you get the pro gear, cast, crew, etc. together.)
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