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Depth of Field

Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 11:45am

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hi i just finished the depth of field tutorial, on a little video clip.
I blurred the background and had the foreground "a moving man" in focus.
My question is, if the guy is moving from left to right how do i keep him in focus and background blurred?
Its fine when he is standing still

help much appreciated.

Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 2:13pm

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Have you done this digitally or optically?

The best way to achive a good looking deapth of field, is to zoom in on your actor rather than doing it digitally.

Keyframe the garbage matte in Chromanator to follow your subject. Do this by using the garbage matte and then move the time a bit forward and then change the garbage matte so that it covers the subject. I dont know if this was much help, but good luck anyway! smile