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Maciej G. Szling

Czarny Staw

Pat Swovelin †

The Impossible Stairs

Santa Clarita Studios, Santa Clarita, California, USA

June 17, 2008, 9:18 pm (6-18-08, 5:18 am GMT )

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Caption

Now we all know that you're supposed to suspend disbelief when you enter a movie theater and that's all well and good but things were pretty strange on the set of "Dark House" too.

In this panorama you're standing on the 2nd floor looking down at the 1st Unit shooting on the ground floor.

So far, so good.

But if you look to the left you're suddenly standing on the ground floor looking down at the 2nd Unit shooting in the basement.

What the heck is going on here?

Clearly space/time is warped when motion pictures are in production or you couldn't be standing on 2 different floors at the same moment in time. Obviously M.C. Escher was on to something when he drew "Relativity" in 1953.

For the crews that toil unseen behind the lens distortions like this are a daily event throughout the entire production process until it gets to the theater and you walk in — after suspending disbelief (to keep from going nutty from all of the weirdness) — to be wowed like never before or brought to tears or shocked out of your socks or moved to take action. YMMV

Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 34° 25' 55.62" N
Long: 118° 34' 41.79" W

Elevation: 1,188 feet (plus 15 stairs)

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Equipment

Canon Digital Rebel (300D), Peleng 8mm lens, Nodal Ninja 5 BETA panohead, Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod, ISO 400, f4, 1/5 second exposure, Canon RAW, Photoshop CS2, PTGui Pro 7.8, Pano2VR 2.0, NBNC, PDL
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