Empty cities in advertisements...

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Eric Samonte, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    I've been seeing more and more of these commercials showing a huge chunk of thoroughfares with no one on it. Is it a digital thing or actual place?
     
  2. Mark Brewer

    Mark Brewer Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe some of those commercial are done early in the morning to have less impact on traffic.
     
  3. Tommy Ceez

    Tommy Ceez Second Unit

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    Even Times Square is relativly empty at 6:30 on a Sunday Morning. Diverting the rest of the traffic would be no problem.
     
  4. andrew markworthy

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    The simple answer is that sometime's it's done at a quiet time of day and (with local authority co-operation) people are barred from the sections being filmed. In other cases it's done digitally.
     
  5. Kris McLaughlin

    Kris McLaughlin Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's a cool example of how two guys accomplished that look in a short film. Lots of behind the scenes info with explanations, etc.

    http://www.405themovie.com/

    An oldie but a goodie.
     
  6. Holadem

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  7. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Ahh...at least now I've got a place to go and do some "filming" in an otherwise "post-apocalyptic virus-plague city " in the future.
     

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