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Forest Gump Type Film Needs Tips

Posted: Tue, 25th Jan 2005, 9:09pm

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johnatkins

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Does anyone have any sugestions for doing a forest gump type sequence using green screen and mixing in other film clips kinda like mtv does for there award shows only lower budget??
Posted: Tue, 25th Jan 2005, 10:22pm

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TimmyD

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What effect exactly is it?
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 4:47am

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johnatkins

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shaking hands with presedent having a drink in a bar with sam spade stuff like that being in popular movie scenes
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 6:03am

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Are you a beginner with sfx? If you are, do some simple tests, and teach yourself the basics of how this stuff works.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 6:12pm

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johnatkins

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I'm having serious problems figuring out chrono can't work it at all 60 page manual didn't help. Want to know how to greenscreen and cut. I seriously can't do anything but make the picture spin around in a circle, can you give me help??
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 6:19pm

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TimmyD

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Okedokey.

http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=13

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http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=10

That should help. If it doenst, look around the tutes section. I would post a tute myself, but my mac is getting pimped out at the retailer, and im stuck on a damn windows computer.
Posted: Thu, 27th Jan 2005, 5:57pm

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Simon K Jones

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Try running through the Chromanator quickstart to begin with. That should give you a good overview of how things work.

The main challenge with doing Forrest Gump-style effects isn't actually in the compositing (that just requires patience), but in the lighting. It's vital to match the lighting and grain of the original plate, otherwise your comp will stand out like a sore thumb.
Posted: Sat, 12th Mar 2005, 6:41pm

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dvvidpro

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If you're interested in the effects. The special edition DVD goes into extreme detail about how many of the effects were done. Although, like Tarn said, lighting and grain and such are crucial. Also, they used a combination of Morphing, face replacement, and other compositing tricks. One example is the scene in Washington DC where there were thousands of people in the shot. I was actually about sixty or so people that changed clothes and props, and moved to diffetent locations in the shot which were then composited as a single shot .

Some of the effects look pretty easy, but someof them are just outta reach.

Rob