I was shocked that no one made one of these yet until I loaded a couple of screenshots into PhotoShop’s automerge and it couldn’t deal with it. Not only does the camera pan, but focus and lighting are constantly shifting in the shot. The camera also isn’t moving straight left. It’s sinking downward as well. That led to a lot of distorting and fading effects between shots, as well as erasing elements, covering others, and even pasting new ones in. The bottom part of the bridge rail on the left side, for instance, is it’s own little layer. Click on the image to get the full size, 8000×1080 panorama.
I think there are 26 people in that shot, including the guy who exits but isn’t in your pic. That’s gotta be a record for a Star Trek bridge scene.
Shared this link on the Trekyards Facebook page. Essentially a Facebook group for ship needs. Hopefully you’ll pick up some readers.
Thanks, Rene! There’s been quite an uptick the last few days.
It’s my favourite bridge! Thanks!
I remember first reading about Wise’s use of split-diopters to achieve a multiple-focus effect. Felt relieved that I hadn’t been experiencing a series of small migraines. 🙂
If Wise didn’t use splt focus, how would you see Receding-Hairline Alien reacting with such gusto to Spock’s arrival? I heard he was nominated for a Saturn for that performance. http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=587&pid=64664#top_display_media
For a Bumphead, that was a rave.