An Intense Hollywood Trailer Recreated with Cardboard, an iPhone, and a DSLR
Dustin McLean of DustFilms creates extremely low-budget remakes of Hollywood trailers and movie scenes using items and equipment that you may already have lying around at home. The above is a shot-for-shot remake of the Iron Man 3 trailer that was created at home without any computer-generated visual effects added in. McLean simply used good ol’ fashioned creativity to remake shots that cost Hollywood millions of dollars to create.
McLean used an entry-level Canon DSLR and an iPhone to capture the 67 shots in the trailer (some of which only appear on screen for half a second).
For certain shots, McLean had to use forced perspective, making things that are close to the camera seem far, and making same-sized objects appear different.
Here’s the full behind-the-scenes video in which McLean explains how various aspects of the project were done:
You can find more of McLean’s homemade trailers through his YouTube channel.
Image credits: Videos and stills by Dustin McLean/DustFilms