I'm trying to figure out how this effect was achieved so we can try something similar for a project at work. Here's the scene I'm talking about:
Not much is turning up on the web, and not every shot looks like green screen (not to me anyway). I figure their technique might be similar to the Philips Carousel project, using a motion controlled rig so they can shoot the scene and backplates, but I'm not sure.
Does anyone know if this scene in Big Fish has been written about anywhere?
I dimly recall reading about it. The popcorn I know was digital animation. The rest if I recall right was a combination of the actors just being really good at standing still, plus some compositing tricks of layering them "in depth", plus the motion controlled camera. Kind of a salad of techniques used.
Rent the DVD, I think there's a "making of" featurette in the bonus materials on the disk.