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Old September 21 2013, 09:42 PM   #49
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Re: The Cage bridge.

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They lost the slide projectors on the overhead monitors because of the cost...the number of union operators required was too expensive.
That's sad. If I had to make a bridge, I would want every type of display. Plasma screens, rear projectors for a soft light, LEDs LCDs, a little bit over everything to add layers of warmth to the images.
And an army of continuity people to make sure constantly-changing images match from shot to shot.
That's for sure. Imagine you've shooting a wide shot off to one side there's a screen displaying an image of a galaxy behind Rand right as Kirk finishes a line. The next line is hers, so in her closeup for that line you have to make sure the slide projector is showing the same image so as not to cause a jump cut. Now imagine doing that all the time. Eek!

We ran into a tiny example of that on Polaris. There's one console that features a rhythmically flashing "blip" and if you cut wrong randomly when it's in two subsequent shots you immediately notice the jump.
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