Location:Orizaba Ave,Long Beach,United States
Monday, May 9, 2011
The start date for the filming of the NOVA special on "The Statues That Walked" is approaching. The film crew will be heading to Long Beach during the week of commencement and filming some background footage at IIRMES on the Cal State University Long Beach Campus. We will then film over at IDA - the design firm that is helping us create the 3D animation for the statue movement and the data necessary to create Hoto Iti -- the 10 foot tall 5-ton statue recreation (right). We will ultimately attempt to move this statue in the way we propose in the book over 100 meter stretch and up a 3 degree slope - ropes, volunteers and the physics of statue walking.