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Duplicating people

Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2003, 12:01am

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Vertigo38

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Hey guys,
I've have big movie plans but need to know how to duplicate people. You know, have more than one of the same person in the same shot. Any ideas? It would be a lot of help. Thanks guys
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2003, 12:50am

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Aculag

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Depends on what software you have at your disposal. I wrote a tutorial covering how to do it in After Effects. Located here:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=58601

Hope that helps.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 4:54pm

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jstow222

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I just tried this real quick, have your camera on a tripod and dont move it, tell your actor to stand where the first char copy would be and do his actions, then in the nect shot, tell him to do the next chars action. **DO NOT ALTER ANY SURROUNDINGS** then, you can use just about any software and overlap the clips.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 5:11pm

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Vertigo38

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Thanks you guys, that helped and I'm able to finish my movie. razz
Posted: Fri, 19th Dec 2003, 11:46pm

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obi191

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Chromanator will also be able to do this kind of thing and it will probebly be a whole heck of a lot easier. cool
Posted: Sat, 20th Dec 2003, 10:35pm

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jstow222

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obi, that sig is way, way to large and annoying, please make it smaller for those with lower bandwidth sake.
Posted: Sat, 20th Dec 2003, 10:58pm

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Pooky

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For After Effects, follow this tut: http://www.durbnpoisn.com/films/cloneTut/index.asp

I found it really helpful.
Posted: Sun, 21st Dec 2003, 3:26am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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one thing...

obi191 SIZE DOWN YOUR SIGNATURE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ITS TO BIG
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 2:20pm

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Brettsta

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I think even Alam DV can do this. Take yourself in front of a blue screen and put it in the plugger frame by frame.. Maybe not the best way, but it could work.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 2:22pm

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Pooky

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With Chromanator it would be far easier.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 2:58pm

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TMM

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If you have access to a bluescreen and can afford to buy chromanator, then you can always film the character infront of the bluescreen doing whateva you want them to, then composite them all onto the footage using chromanator - this way you can used the advanced interface to get the lighting, contrast, size, everything perfect!

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Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 4:17pm

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Pooky

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Isn't there a masking option like AE? I find it A LOT more effective than Bluescreening it, though it is sometimes longer if the actors are one behind another, etc.

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Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 8:42pm

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TMM

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well, i have never used AE, so i can't honestly answer that, but i am guessing by the team at csb, that they have one yes, so they have the preferrable program, but don't quote me on that one! smile

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Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 8:56pm

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ssjaaron

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hey check out the dxm makeing of. it tells alittle about it.
http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo948.html
i think that will help.
peace out unsure
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2003, 10:28pm

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TMM

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also, check out Sollthar's website, and look at the tutorials from when he did "The Test":

http://www.nccinema.ch

In this short, we saw sollthar fighting himself, and flipping a big truck, and being thrown through the air!

TMM twisted
Posted: Tue, 23rd Dec 2003, 4:37am

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Brettsta

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Chromanator is definately the best way to go... 6 DAYS! cool