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Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 4:37am

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mthoward

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Can anyone share a detailed tutorial on how to decapitate body part(s) and/or blast people high into the air. Also feel free to share any other cool effects.
Thanx.
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 5:25am

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Erase body parts
You could film your person and add in some masks on him to erase the parts you want to be lost.

Blast a guy into the air
To make a guy explode in the air, you could film it against a bluescreen and then use Chromanator or another program (like After Effects) to put him in your movie, then tweak his fly so that it looks like he's flying 10 meters up in the air. Of course you could mask him out of a shot if you dont have a bluescreen, but that is a VERY painful process.

Hope I helped. smile
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 9:39am

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Simon K Jones

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Take a peek at Sollthar's tutorials:

http://www.nccinema.ch/etut.html
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 9:48pm

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Ryan

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Or, if you don't like the guy, you could do it for real.

twisted twisted twisted
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 10:03pm

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Ryan wrote:

Or, if you don't like the guy, you could do it for real.

twisted twisted twisted
You do have a murderous mind, dont you.

Anyway, make sure when you do the missing limbs trick, that you don't move the camera and just do a background plate so you can layer that behind the original footage so when you mask out a leg or whatever, there is not just a black void there. wink
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2004, 10:22pm

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Pooky

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mthoward wrote:

Can anyone share a detailed tutorial on how to decapitate body part(s) and/or blast people high into the air
Well, you get a bunch of Gunpowder, empty the whole bottle in a pile on the ground, then put a string from there to roughly 50 m away, then put your guy next to the pile, and light the string. For decapitating you just have to buy a large butcher's knife.

... or maybe you meant in a movie?
Posted: Wed, 12th May 2004, 12:01am

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mthoward

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ya i tried that at first but my actor died so i couldnt finish the movie. His parents were pissed. They were really looking forward to watching the movie.
Posted: Wed, 12th May 2004, 11:18pm

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Ryan

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I know! I know! Use a dummy!
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