1x05 There is Another Sky
First Aired: Feb. 26, 2010 on SyFy
Summary: The avatar of Tamara Adama wanders V-World, scared, lost, and unaware that she died nearly a month ago in the MagLev bombing. Falling in with a group of gamers, Tamara discovers a new side to V-World - New Cap City, a place where people live random lives of violence and crime in search of…
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- SPOILER: At the beginning of act 2, Heracles and Tamara are back in the hotel. They watch her v-wound heal, and he demonstrates how he can use Big Kid's stolen avatar. The identity switch was done using an old-fashioned technique: the camera simply looks away for a moment, and the actors swap places (a sound effect helps fill in the gaps). The healing wound, however, was very high-tech: Genevieve Buechner had a grid of dots placed on her chest, to allow the computer to perform proper motion tracking. During post-production, not only was the wound added, but all of the dots had to be digitally "erased". This was made even more complicated by the fact that the scene was filmed as a single uncut tracking shot, meaning that the erasure had to be done for roughly 3000 more frames after the wound effect was complete.