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Easiest method for Mirror-duplication shots

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You know where you put a mirror REALLY close to the lens and angle it so it doubles the image while the physical mirror itself is out of focus?
What do you find to be the most compact way of doing that? I currently use a C-stand cuddled up next to the camera tripod, but I'd like a method that doesn't use stands if possible.


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It sounds like you have the ideal rig already.  It may take some experimentation but you might try making a frame that can bolt to a tripod with a high grade front-side reflective mirror (so you can get away with a much smaller, thinner mirror) to put it almost right up to the camera.

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That looks cool!  I love practical effects.  One of my favorites for a music video was a shot that waved and distorted.  Nobody believed I didn't use some computer plugin (and this was in the 90s), I just shot downward through a Pyrex pan with water in it.

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