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Usefull or not? One step to the cinema-look? (Warning: Pics)

Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 2:08am

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Katsu

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I played around a little with chromy and saw a nice effect.

This is the normal scene:



And this is the scene with "Glow" (I know its no glow, but I call it that way...)




All I did was duplicate the clip and use Box Blur RGBA and Transparancy on the top-clip.

What do you think? Usefull? Tutorial-worthy? One step to the perfect cinema-look?
Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 7:10pm

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jstow222

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I think it's cool and useful. I would reccomend posting a better sample image that shows more detail.
Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 7:20pm

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Pooky

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Try making the top clip added onto the bottom one, as you would do with stock footage, and then toy with the opacity. See how that works smile
Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 7:49pm

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Katsu wrote:

All I did was duplicate the clip and use Box Blur RGBA and Transparancy on the top-clip.

What do you think? Usefull? Tutorial-worthy? One step to the perfect cinema-look?
If that's all you had to do, I don't think a tutorial is necessary. It's not perfect, but it give it a nice glow. You'll probably lose detail.
Posted: Mon, 10th Jan 2005, 5:58pm

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Katsu

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Aculag wrote:

You'll probably lose detail.
Which is a good thing I guess.
If I take a shot with my camera, there is no difference between mine, and the video oncle Robert made, while his vacation. If I watch a movie on TV, then I never see pictures which are 100% sharp or detailed (and I guess thats why some soap-operas look not like some TV Series).

I´ll look how far I can get with this little trick, but I thought it would be worth posting smile
Posted: Mon, 10th Jan 2005, 6:02pm

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Klut

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Indeed, I've wanted to do that, gives the soap look. biggrin

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Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 5:05pm

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digitalshadowfilms

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depending on the camera you have you can always get a filter that screws into the front lens that will give you that soft look, like a soapopera, it is really usefull with romantic scenes, there are all typse of filter you can get to help out with different feels, and you can ussually pick em up on ebay for a good price, this will save you some post work i think.

-J
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 6:43pm

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Klut

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I think this will do in the tutorial site wink
Posted: Sat, 12th Mar 2005, 6:54pm

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dvvidpro

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I've seen a similar effect used in 3D renders to give the CGI stuff a more "Filmed" look. Try ramping up the contrast on the additional layer to increase the highlights, and see what that does.

Rob