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Smashing through a tall building
ComoToon at 6:28PM, Nov. 25, 2008
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I'm wondering what would be the best way to show to people smashing through a tall building. I'm thinking of a far out wide shot showing the people,the glass, and the building in a black silhouette against a white background, but I don't know if that's interesting enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for a better way.
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ozoneocean at 8:00PM, Nov. 25, 2008
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That's what I was thinking off…
 
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Skullbie at 8:22PM, Nov. 25, 2008
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There's films that have lots of building smashing, maybe pause the scene and sketch it out?

I think spiderman has a few
 
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skoolmunkee at 2:49AM, Nov. 26, 2008
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That depends on what your focus is going to be. Is it on the building or the movement/power?

If it's on the building (reactions of people inside, etc) then make the building big in the panel, like ozone has got.

If it's on the movement/action and you're trying to show the power, you probably want a distant shot of the building that will somehow show the overall path the flying body is taking. Add in lots of things that reinforce the movement like broken glass (which follow the lines of action) etc.

You can also change things up a bit and use foreshortening… for example if the person went through the building all the way to the other side, put them very near the ‘camera’ and the building far back, to show distance and destruction. That kind of thing is harder to pull off though because you have to use background etc to describe the person's path from the ‘back’ of the image to the ‘front’
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NickGuy at 6:23PM, Nov. 28, 2008
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ComoToon
I'm wondering what would be the best way to show to people smashing through a tall building. I'm thinking of a far out wide shot showing the people,the glass, and the building in a black silhouette against a white background, but I don't know if that's interesting enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for a better way.

this question utterly confounds me. what the hell are you talking about, tall building? are you planning on showing the whole building in the shot? in which case, you only need to show the person as a small dot. If its a close up, it really doesnt matter how tall the building is.

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