Computer graphics effects without the computer

Kiwis like to metaphorically think about themselves that they do have the ability to build or repair anything with a piece of number eight wire. Rephrasing, it could probably sound something like "innovate, make it simple, make it work".
In some cases the opinion is justified. While filming "The Lord of the Rings", an optical contraption (Ames room) was used to distort the viewers' normal perception of perspective.

 

Ames room demonstrates the illusion of disproportion, Wanaka, New Zealand

Ames room demonstrates the illusion of disproportion, Wanaka, New Zealand

Looks (and is) very natural, and no expensive computer graphics are needed.
We saw how it works while visiting "Puzzling world" interactive museum in Wanaka.
Note that both persons pictured in the photograph are roughly the same height in real life!

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turn off the lights and use long exposure ? :)

Is it busy place for experiments ?

It seems to be quite busy

It seems to be quite busy normally, but when I was there, we have arrived at the opening hours and it was somewhat empty.

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It's not too busy

I like the idea, using long exposure and walking from one end of the room to another, so the "ghost" should look growing in size.

That is very cool, I could

That is very cool, I could not achieve the same effect in this room. But that's probably because I did not have 2 people inn there, just 1.

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Amount of people

Could as well use the shutter delay on your camera :P