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Old December 8 2013, 05:09 AM   #48
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Re: Forced perspective, painted backdrops and the refit Enterprise

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Other than the angle of the vertical tube, the rest still looks OK, so I guess there was some utility to using it with different angles as long as the bottom of the tube couldn't be seen.
Looks to me as if they were trying to hide the shadow the physical / "real" engine core element was casting "towards" Scotty.
I don't think they were trying to hide anything as the "making of" photo is to the left of the actual filming camera which is visible to the bottom right corner of the photo. It just looks like a behind the scenes photo of the camera and setup that also exposed the forced-perspective painting in a clear way.
It would have been easy enough to get a couple of lights in to kill the shadow. They probably just didn't notice it. We only do because we're staring at stills.
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