Today we have something a bit unorthodox. We’ll be sharing the live view from KameraKind & Benjamin Von Wong‘s largest photographed Where’s Waldo? ever made. If you want the live on-location feed, just hit the jump. (a detailed account will follow in a dedicated post)
If you have kids (or was ever a kid yourself) you probably know the Where’s Waldo book series. Each page in the book is a mess of happenings, with gazillion people interaction. Your challenge is to find Waldo, a chap with a red stripped shirt on each of those pages.
Over at Germany, they have a similar game called Wimmelt which has less people but they all interact. KameraKind took the challenge of shooting a real, live page of the book over at the German town of Traunstein. Not as easy as it sounds.
This huge Gigapixel panorana will be done with a Arduino controlled rotating head mounted with a D800 and a 400mm 2.8 lens.
Here are some numbers to blow you away:
- The panoramic head weighs 12 kilos and has to carry a total weight of 12 Kilos (1kg Camera, 6kg lens, 5gk counterweight).
- Over 400 actors and models most will pose more than once
- Town was shut down for a day
- The production crew is over 50 people big including: 3 camera controllers, 10 make up artists, 10 technical crew people, 10 people security team, 15 hair and style artists and a few more. The picture below is the make up room
The plan includes over 100 detailed scenes spanning over 300 pictures taken over 13 hours. Here is a quick small scale mock up the team used to plan the shoot
For more info, visit here (in German)
Update: The show is over, stay tuned for the results of this Epic day… you can watch some of the moments in the vidoe above.
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