Man vs. Nature

What does it look like?

It’s any shot that shows a human being in a way that dwarfs him compared to a natural disaster or apocalyptic event.

How’s it done?

These shots are always done as CGI and on a grand scale to sell it.

When should I use it?

It’s best to use this shot as much as possible in a disaster sequence to show the massive scale of what is happening. The more the humans are dwarfed compared to what is approaching them the better.

Deep Impact (1998)

Synopsis: A 7-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. To save the world, the U.S. president appoints a steely veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact.

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