The Math and Science of Forced Perspective

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** ERRATA ** at 2:49, it should be width divided by the distance – I wrote it backwards for some reason on this slide but got it right everywhere else including the thumbnail…. The offending party (me) will be flogged.

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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!

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