It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book for making things appear larger or smaller than they really are. In this lab we will break down the actual science and math behind forced perspective and demonstrate by putting a model in a martini glass. Then it’s your turn to break out the cameras and measuring tape and make a short film featuring forced perspective!

John P. Hess

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Born on a tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific, John came to filmmaking when he connected two VCRs together for a 4th grade homework assignment. At university, John studied business admin and marketing which led to a brief stint as an advertising exec. under the alias name Don Draper until his cover was blown by Pete Campbell. During his spare time, which is rare, John enjoys playing the trumpet, reading Supreme Court filings and mispronouncing French words.

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