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12/30/2017 11:12:13 AM · #1
As promised, here is my making of the Time Machine

Strongly inspired by Star Trek' Transporter, so not really my idea.
I first drew a quick sketch of what I had in mind. First thing to start was finding a large enough plastic jar for the actual time capsule.
cutting this was pretty easy and without much effort I already had something to start with.
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I used glue to stick a cover of a little yoghurt pot and another one from a candle cap.
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turning upside down and using a flashlight to see how the beam would pass this.
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Next thing was to build the console desks. pretty easy, too. just a thin plate of wood with a printed picture. made it modern looking with only one wooden stick. Covered it with tinfoil and the under-laying glue gave me a chance to scrape some pattern in it.
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Cutout a metal baking plate and rolled it up to have 2 cylinders for the electric poles.

Time to complete the setup.
Most difficult is to have a correct light setup. I had to build the flat stages where the consoles were standing. covered it with metal patterned paper, and testing the reflection of that tinfoil on the stages.
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Final thing is compose the scene with a blue floor (light reflecting paper) and a wall that looks like some industrial laboratory background.
(lucky me, I have a whole collection of these type of backgrounds and papers)
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Now time to get my tripod and DSLR out to shoot for the final picture.
I asked my daughter to pose for the scene, shooting from a high angle to make her fit.
The person inside the time capsule is a picture of a showroom dummy.
After that is some photoshop work for the final touches and effects.


12/30/2017 11:54:08 AM · #2
What a fun project.

You're so good at this!!
12/30/2017 01:09:14 PM · #3
Mannn..that is really a time machine!

Cool!!!!

+1 to Johanna!
12/30/2017 10:55:18 PM · #4
Thanks, Georges!
12/31/2017 03:56:41 AM · #5
Thanks for the tutorial Georges,
Wonderful
12/31/2017 06:13:36 AM · #6
Thanks for taking the time to post the 'behind the scenes' exceptional effort and rewarded :)
12/31/2017 07:53:42 AM · #7
Some say that photography is not art. Yours is a perfect example of the blending of 2 art forms. Thank you for the description.
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