Choosing scales

I continued building scenes from the mountain side trip today. It is difficult to know to what scale to build things to at the moment.

We spent the morning building and filming a coach driving along a mountain path. This led us to decide to build things in two scales.  One to match the main Jimmy puppet size: 1 foot is 1 inch. One a smaller scale which will enable us to create expansive vistas.

I built a mountain side pathway. Having not been to India, my reference for this model is the French Alps. I have driven through them in s small car. Another reference is the end scenes of the original Italian Job movie.

When we filmed a test for the coach scene I filmed the coach disappearing from view. For pacing it may be good to let the vehicle go off behind the scenery and then come back on after a delay .

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