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Love and Dystopia
Right: After he's
been officially
diagnosed with
SOS, Silas is
given a new job
with significantly
less personal
interaction.
Below:
Guleserian
follows Stewart
through the
garden.

of the cityscape. Creating that view by
using greenscreen was out of the question because of the reflective surfaces
that Schaedler and co-production
designer Katie Byron selected for the
walls of the futuristic abode. Instead,
Guleserian employed a pair of xenon
Barco 40 projectors to rear-project
visual-effects plates of the city onto a
17'x30' screen located just outside the
set. To add additional light inside the
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apartment, Guleserian placed a Canon
EOS 7D DSLR behind the projection
screen to shoot only the portion of the
digital matte painting visible in the shot;
the image from the 7D was then fed
into two additional Barco 40 projectors,
which were rigged onto a Condor and
shot into the window through 4'x4'
frames of Grid Cloth. The cinematographer notes that he worked with
projection-effects supervisor Lester
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Dunton "to come up with the projection
plan, and he was on set to implement
it."
The apartment's retractable
furnishings were constructed of frosted
Plexiglas and frosted glass, with the
non-camera-facing side lined with bicolor LED tape. The direction and
intensity of the key light for any given
scene could then be determined in
accordance with whichever piece of
furnishing was in use. "With the
LEDs," Guleserian adds, "we also had
the ability to make the apartment any
color we wanted in order to track Silas'
emotional state."
Silas must guard those emotions
most vigilantly while at his job, where he
toils as a graphic designer as Nia works
just a few desks over as a writer. The
location the production found for this
workspace is in actuality the school cafeteria at Japan's Nagaoka Institute of
Design. The space was re-dressed to
include a false wall where students
normally stand in line for food. A
concrete wall and trees were also added
in the courtyard to obfuscate a distant
road. The early static wide shots of the
location - showcasing the cavernous



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