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23rd Jun '16 4:53:57 PM stuffedninja
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* There are no special effects in the above shot from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. It's simply a forced-perspective trick achieved by placing a model ship next to the camera.

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* There are no special effects in the above [[https://thesouloftheplot.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/shipinthedesert_closeencountersofthethirdkind.jpg this]] shot from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. It's simply a forced-perspective trick achieved by placing a model ship next to the camera.
16th Jun '16 11:58:53 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' shows what appears to be Donkey Kong Island from the first game way in the background of K. Rool Keep. However, it turns out to be Klubba's Kiosk, which you can easily access ''right there''.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' shows what appears to be Donkey Kong Island from the first game way in the background of K. Rool Keep. However, it turns out to be Klubba's Kiosk, which you can easily access ''right there''.
20th May '16 9:56:37 AM Willbyr
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* ''StarWars''

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** In ''Episode III'' Lucas used ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Force]]''d Perspective to make Darth Vader seem much taller than Palpatine.
** ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' employed children dressed as Rebel soldiers and technicians in the background of shots to make the Echo Base hangar look larger than it was.

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** In ''Episode III'' Lucas used ''[[IncrediblyLamePun ''[[JustForPun Force]]''d Perspective to make Darth Vader seem much taller than Palpatine.
** ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' employed children dressed as Rebel soldiers and technicians in the background of shots to make the Echo Base hangar look larger than it was.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' when King Arthur and his men made it to Camelot.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' when King Arthur and his men made it to Camelot.
18th Jan '16 9:16:50 AM randomsurfer
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* Done in-universe in an episode of ''Series/NorthernExposure'' where they're putting on a production of ''Bus Stop'' and the stage is quite shallow, so the back wall of the diner swet has very low doors to make it look like it's further away than it is. Chris has to duck his head in order to get through.

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* Done in-universe in an episode of ''Series/NorthernExposure'' where they're putting on a production of ''Bus Stop'' and the stage is quite shallow, so the back wall of the diner swet set has very low doors to make it look like it's further away than it is. Chris has to duck his head in order to get through.
26th Dec '15 8:59:40 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Hellboy II}}'' used such shots frequently. The alleys int he underground market were designed with the diminishing height trick to make them look longer, and the shot of the intricate "egg" opening in the elven prince's hand is actually a mechanical puppet the size of a trash can in a set of model fingertips, with the actor acting about ten feet further in the background.
* Film/{{Equinox}} was DennisMuren making an homage to the classic monster movies. It was shot when he was fairly unknown with a tiny budget as a student project. They used these tricks very effectively to create fights with giant monsters and ordinary humans. The giant is just a normal man seen in forced perspective with his victims - off in the distance - nailing the timing of their choreography.

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* ''Film/{{Hellboy II}}'' ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' used such shots frequently. The alleys int he underground market were designed with the diminishing height trick to make them look longer, and the shot of the intricate "egg" opening in the elven prince's hand is actually a mechanical puppet the size of a trash can in a set of model fingertips, with the actor acting about ten feet further in the background.
* Film/{{Equinox}} ''Film/{{Equinox}}'' was DennisMuren Creator/DennisMuren making an homage to the classic monster movies. It was shot when he was fairly unknown with a tiny budget as a student project. They used these tricks very effectively to create fights with giant monsters and ordinary humans. The giant is just a normal man seen in forced perspective with his victims - off in the distance - nailing the timing of their choreography.
16th Dec '15 9:56:24 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Watching TV or film, which forces your viewpoint, are the main contributing facotrs when you see celebraties in real life and were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.

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* Watching TV or film, which forces your viewpoint, are the main contributing facotrs factors when you see celebraties celebrities in real life RealLife and were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.ExpectingSomeoneTaller.
** If you, the fan, are taller than average in the first place, the effect is VERY notable.
16th Dec '15 9:53:53 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Watching TV or film, which forces you viewpoint, are the main contributing facotrs when you see celebraties in real life and were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.

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* Watching TV or film, which forces you your viewpoint, are the main contributing facotrs when you see celebraties in real life and were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.
16th Dec '15 9:53:41 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Watching TV or film, which forces you viewpoint, are the main contributing facotrs when you see celebraties in real life and were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.
16th Dec '15 9:49:14 PM pittsburghmuggle
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The only real complicated part of this is focus. You need a camera lens that will focus on both long and short distances at the same time, or one or the other will end up blurry.
10th Dec '15 4:59:06 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/CityGirl'' a failed shot leads to a surreal effect. In this film about life DownOnTheFarm, a shot was staged with a reaper in the foreground and a model of the farmhouse in the background; the idea obviously was to move the model of the farmhouse to make it appear that the reaper is moving. But onscreen it looks like the reaper is stationary (which of course it was) and the farmhouse is floating by on a sea of wheat.
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