Anne Riitta Ciccone
Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
David and Mike Connor’s Milo Motion Control rig with extended arm, seen while shooting dam segments for Renzo Martinelli’s film “Vajont”. In order to create the dam for Renzo’s film, David suggested creating a small segment of the dam, mounting this on semi-circular rails with the same width and radius as the real dam, and then shooting it in eight different positions with the same motion control moves. This also meant that extras could be multiplied to give the illusion that hundreds were working on the construction and completion of the dam. Two dam segments were made; one for the dam while under construction, and the other, shown here, with the completed dam. The lower part of the dam was created in cgi and added in compositing.