I am a student in Australia and i am recreating the special effects in the carpet bag scene for an assignment. i was just wondering if there was anyone here who could possible share with me any information that you might have in the process of this special effect? like how was that scene created? Green Screen? Blue Screen? any help that anyone may be able to tell me would be really appreciated! im having alot of trouble finding any information.
I definitely think it was the screens. Hopefully this will make sense...
There were two shots used for the "Carpet Bag" scene. When she pulled out the larger things, they had to do two different camera shots:
1. Mary pulling out the large things from a bag, which has a hole in it, and a hole in the table. The things come out of the bag from underneath the table. They obviously had to cover up the fact that there was no bottom to the bag and people were pushing them up, so they may have placed a green screen (or blue, whichever they used back then) on the front of the table, to superimpose the next shot:
2. Filmed earlier, it's basically an empty shot of beneath the table, with Jane and Michael's legs standing. When they shoot the first shot (with the big items), Jane and Michael will have to stand exactly where they stood from the other film.
The "empty shot" is then superimposed only on the green/blue screen.
If you watch the scene, you'll notice that the table and Mary will get significantly taller than normal height whenever Mary pulls out a large object, and that Jane and Michael get significantly shorter.