Creating a staging diagram


show more Creating a staging diagram provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6 show less
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Creating a staging diagram

When you first get started, you're going to want to be very deliberate. Now this could be because you have to build a relationship with the producer, or you might just be new to thinking in three dimensions, and you want to map out your plans on paper. I'm a big fan of creating a staging diagram. In the photo you see here, we have our foreground, our subject, and our background. This is going to help dictate what we're going to see. Now looking at the photo in a flattened view, it's difficult to understand the relative distance between the subjects, so I went a step further and identified how things are going to fall.

What you see here is a simple staging diagram, identifying where the camera is going to be placed as well as the relationship in distance. I've decided to set the camera slightly off axis here, and that's going to help emphasize the sense of depth and perspective. The grass and our subject are pretty close together because they are standing in the grass. Howeve...

Creating a staging diagram
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Creating a staging diagram provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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Video
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After Effects Photoshop
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