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BACK TO THE FUTURE: College STyle. Suggestions?

Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2005, 10:14pm

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cjbalways

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Ive tried some test shots on a car for my planned Low budget but beautiful looking BACK TO THE FUTURE spoof. i want to do a hoverboard, which i plan to use a skateboard then CLONE STAMP the wheels out frame by frame in after effects, but it still wont have that swaying unstable motion of a hoverboard!

anyone got any ideas as to how i could pull it off asides from hanging my actors from cables?

And i know this bit should be in teh plugin requests, but a trail of fire going into the distance like 2 flaming tyre tracks would go down a treat in my movie! (not to mantion a spinning number plate! LOL) i would really like any suggestions from people fo rmy film and any helpful tips. Thanks

Chris
Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2005, 10:45pm

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TimmyD

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You could Chromanize it...
Posted: Mon, 28th Mar 2005, 11:17pm

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Simon K Jones

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There are already fire plugins that can be used for the wheel trails, as demonstrated in this movie that only went up a few days back:

http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo1714.html

You might like to contact uff about it.
Posted: Tue, 29th Mar 2005, 6:24pm

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The spinning number plate is really easier if you use either a real prop or make it in a 3d app.

The hoverboard thing is harder, make a search on Google to see if you can find anything.
Posted: Tue, 29th Mar 2005, 9:46pm

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cjbalways

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Thanks for the ideas guys. But im still finding it hard for a solution to the hoverboards. Google has given me all the information in the world on how THEY did it in the real film. i dont have millions or Rigs.... etc LOL

If anyone has a concept that could get me round this hoverboard problem i would be really grateful. The spinning plate on a 3D app is a great idea. thanks fr that. How do u reckon they did the fire trails in the BTTF 406 video on here?

im currently emiling them for answers, but u reckon thats ALAM or After FX?

Thanks,

Chris.
Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 3:25pm

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The fire trails were done using a fire plug-in for AlamDV, just as Tarn said above.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 12:15pm

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Gaz

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Just an idea ,and it really depends on what shot your after.

but take a look at the movie on here "DXM the making of", in this they use a greenscreen chair to simulate skydiving, no reason why the same idea couldnt be used for the hoverboard if you have enough green screen space of course .

Something similar but lower would be a bit safer and easier to film though .,
We tried a very quick go against a wall using that for support and it worked ok just using top bodu swaying and then green screen the board from above in a plan view shot ,
Chromanator makes this all pretty much easy really
good luck .
Gaz