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Sky Replacement

Sky replacement is one of the cheapest and easiest improvements you can make to a shot. It opens up all kinds of possibilities for shooting faster and more cheaply: You don't have to wait for particular conditions, and you can swap in not only a different sky but also a skyline from a different location.

The sky, after all, is usually part of the story, often a subliminal one but occasionally a starring element. In Vanilla Sky, for example, the surreal-looking sky was the first clue we got that maybe Tom Cruise's character was not in the real world. An interior with a window could be anywhere, but show a Manhattan skyline outside the window and New Yorkers will try to place the exact neighborhood and cityblock of that location, along with the time of day, time of year, weather, outside temperature, and so on, possibly without ever really paying conscious attention to it.


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