Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fun Film Fact 10/30/12


In honor of John Adams' birthday here is a fun fact about the HBO miniseries John Adams.

In the scene of George Washington's inauguration, the apparent crowd of thousands of spectators is actually just eighty people multiplied over and over again. To achieve this effect, these eighty people were clustered in a tight square standing on a green screen. They were given props such as flags, buntings, tankards and pitchforks to wave and cheer with. After a few seconds of filming, the actors would swap positions and props, move thirty feet over and film again. This process was repeated over and over again until there was enough footage to stitch together to create the huge crowd.

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