We started weeks in advance to create a story, quickly arriving on one in which Wallace plays several parts himself. There was a bad guy that he got the better of, a couple of pretty girls that were into him, etc. We would follow him from his hotel room all the way to a studio.
Then reality set in, Huo would not be there the 3 days intended, but rather just 1 (and he would leave around dinner time). It seemed his agent didn’t want him stressing about learning too many lines so that was likely part of it. The magazine decided to let him do it all in voice over, which was probably a blessing as it turned out.
Instead of a lot of movement between several rooms as originally envisioned, with this very short schedule I decided to place our Red camera at the center and have him act around it in 3 zones. This would be first recorded and timed out so he could have at least some relationship with his other selves. Everything went very well and we got him out by 5pm.
Post was tricky of course, this kind of thing always is. We had to seem the 3 parts plus ceiling and floor together. Many hours to get it seamless.
The resulting video above (in a small version) is meant to be played in a VR headset or at least on a vr app. The distortion disappears when viewed correctly. Be sure and watch after the credits…