on Nov 14, 2016 at 3:45:55 pm Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Nov 14, 2016 at 3:51:51 pm
Actually, you might be better off bursting the paper in a 3D application, and have the subject fake bursting through on a good green screen.
Sounds easy, huh? IT AIN'T! You'll want to run a TON of tests!
You need to understand the physics of this before you shoot it for real... even if you fake the subject bursting through. You need to see how the weight of the paper affects movement... how the paper needs to be secured... the best technique for bursting the paper. Those are just off the top of my head. You don't do this on the day of the shoot. Well, you can, but you'll end up having another shooting day or two. Better to learn under cheap conditions.
When the big-time guys get effects shots like you're proposing, they KNOW they'll work before they shoot for real... either through prior experience or testing. They don't leave things to chance. They know it's too expensive to leave things to chance.
About 25 years ago the ad agency for Miller Light made a spot where coach John Madden burst through a product shot of the beer. They printed the product shot on a life-size piece of paper, and Madden burst through it. If you can find that spot, you might get a few production clues. It would help you get ready for your tests.
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