Jared really wanted there to be a train, and it did feel right, but in the beginning, I was nervous as to how to execute such an effect or animation. And as you can see in the film, I went with possibly the easiest way of doing it. I constructed the train (remixed from various royalty-free train images) with an angled perspective, key framing it to move diagonally across the screen. Then, by leaving some time before it enters again, the audience could imagine it reached a turn off-screen and came back across the screen diagonally. To make it even simpler, snowbanks concealed the need to animate wheels or other moving train mechanisms.
This download includes the train, background, and snowbank. You can add the Advent Calendar House to complete the setting or create your own scene.
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JOHN RAYMOND BARKER Represented by ATB Talent, John recently made his network television debut guest starring on Law & Order: SVU. A Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Houston School of Theatre, a large part of his training includes working on new plays and musicals with Stuart Ostrow, Edward Albee, Jerry Bock, and Jerry Sterner. John showcases his music on YouTube and around NYC, including a few years in a monthly gig at the legendary Stonewall Inn in Lavinia Draper’s show. His song, “Vampire Drag Queen”, can be bought on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other online music stores, and in December 2018 , he released his debut album, Our First Christmas Together.