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Gardenstate effect

Posted: Fri, 25th Mar 2005, 4:39am

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hatsoff2halford

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Hey everyone,
I had a questinon about an effect used in garden state. In the scene where the main character is sitting on the couch and everyone around him is moving really fast, but when he moves (which isnt a lot so i think this might be how they did it) he is at normal speed. I know you can just put a simple mask around him and not have him move when people cross infront of him but, how would i do this so that he can move at normal speed and still have people infront of him (or behind) moving at normal speed? If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks

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Posted: Fri, 25th Mar 2005, 5:24am

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Aculag

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The way they did it for Garden State (also they way they do it for most other things) was had the character sit still for the whole thing and just have the other actors move and do their thing around him at normal speed. Then speed it up.

But if you want to do it the HARD way...

Shoot the scene twice. Once with the guy on the couch, and once with the people moving around him. Mask out the guy on the couch in your top layer, so he's the only thing there, then put the footage of everyone moving around below that layer. Bingo.
Posted: Fri, 25th Mar 2005, 5:49am

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hatsoff2halford

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alright thanks a ton, but one question.

What happens if someone passes infront of him, they will start walking at normal speed because they passed into the masked object. Is there any way to stop that? I should probly just use the other way but id still like to know.
Posted: Sat, 26th Mar 2005, 4:28pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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I havn't seen the movie but couldn't you shoot the guy seperately (and the people walking in front of him) on greenscreen and then composite it in?
Posted: Sat, 26th Mar 2005, 5:14pm

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hatsoff2halford

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Yeah I could except I don't have that big of a green screen, and it wouldnt look as good I don't think.
Posted: Sat, 26th Mar 2005, 6:09pm

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Andreas

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why complicate things, it looks great in garden state, but if you zoom in you'll see that he actully moves a bit.

Redhawk - see the frekin' movie, best from 2004! (that's what i think)