The mirror machine

After tutorial today i started sketching ideas for images that show the effect of my machines. It took me a while to figure out this one but it is getting there.

I was imagining a sort of long space sided by a row of columns that once the image goes through the mirror machine it looks like the columns are not supporting the roof.

i did two tests (well i did loads but these are the first successful ish ones)

Before the machine _'Raw space"

Before the machine _’Raw space”

Through the mirror machine

Through the mirror machine

In fact the layout is this:

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 01.05.53

Set up columns with mirror detail ( its a prism with 90degree angle) – used a 25mm wide angle lens for this view


Now that i figured out how to do this effect i will work on the image (make it like a photograph..ezra stoller style) add shadows, texture etc etc and at the same time do the TS explanation drawings… eg: column dimentions, room dimensions, relation to the camera, type of lens, size of mirrors bla bla

Next will be to ‘animate’ the still.

Ah also making a spread on types of camera movements : fixed, paning and tracking. However i am focusing on the fixed camera so to relate with the idea of film still.

ok update more tomorrow


PS: these are renders. set up with proper camera, type of lens etc …not a photoshop! all real simulation with mirrors.

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2 Responses to The mirror machine

  1. Miruna Mazilu says:

    although not done with mirrors, your experiment reminded me of this installation that was set up in Covent Garden – ‘Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder’, by Alex Chinneck .,+is+by+British+artist+Alex+Chinneck&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=vfzRVLDIHIvzULGVg-gB&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1490&bih=777

  2. Catarina Cruz says:

    Oh I know this!! that s true…so cool! Maybe the floating columns was in my head from having seen this before.