D-I-Y Spinning Room Set
The rotating movie set existed long before Christopher Nolan's Inception--Fred Astaire defied physics by walking up the walls of a room in the musical Royal Wedding. It's a celebrated film technique that remains effective to this day, playing on our brain's inability to reconcile the orientation of the spinning set with the world around it. Justin Fredrick Clark and his friends built their own rotating set using mostly borrowed materials and their own clever design: a plywood room mounted on a forklift using car rims spinning on casters. The project only cost $350 and was built in a week. Most of this video is time-lapse of the set's construction, but footage from the room begins at around the five minute mark.