differentiated from props in covering entire environments.
They range from interior effects like our frozen room to vast
landscapes of whimsical trees, bushes and flower beds; faux
frozen snowbanks, and recreations of Stonehenge.
Building some sets in miniature can make it possible to quickly
and cost efficiently realize extensive sets: martian landscapes;
huge castles on hills and dreamlike farms whose crop is row
upon row of McDonald's restaurants. They allow other advantages:
greater contol of weather effects like our foggy moor gravesite;
the use of forced perspective to quickly conjure up expansive
vistas like Monument valley with Bart Simpson shaped buttes;
also providing scaled environments for small puppet and toy
characters like the locker room for our Bud Lite hockey game
players and the trailer park for our PSA pregnant teens.
in the other direction, building sets over lifesize can also
create otherwise impossible sets- figure sculpture so large
they become the environment, like our Coneheads arena or our
stomach interior for Perfect Circle.