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Home page movie - guide to presets used

Posted: Wed, 13th Sep 2006, 11:20pm

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petet2

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The new looping movie on the Home page is great - could you produce a list identifying the various presets used on the clips shown? Thanks
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:04am

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A large portion of the effects in that reel are not created from presets. Tarn will have to say for sure, but I believe a lot of those effects were custom made specifically for the shots they are used in. Also some of the shots involve many layers of grading and effects, as well as complex masking, making it difficult to list what was done.

Maybe Tarn will be able to produce a list, but I'm thinking it would be huge. Are there a few specific shots in there that you are really curious about?
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:37am

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I thought they might be - one of the shots looks like a clip from the movie Project One.

The day for night shot and the the three or four mood and atmosphere grades are my favourites.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 8:36am

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Simon K Jones

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I'll be doing tutorials on some of the major effects that are on the front page and product pages in the near future. In the meantime, here's a few details:

Day for Night truck shot:

Layer 1: The original footage, with a Day For Night filter applied and tweaked accordingly.

Layer 2: A grade object, with a Gamma filter to raise the brightness and an Ambient light filter to give a yellow tint. Then 5 masks were applied - one for each spotlight on the ground, one for each headlight 'beam' and one to mask around the engine housing. This meant that the gamma and ambient light filters only affect the masked areas, creating the illusion of headlights lighting up the area. All that remained was to animate the masks accordingly to match the movement of the truck.

Layer 3: Due to the original footage having a very bright sky, even with the Day for Night filter, the sky was clearly still bright and shot during daylight. A further grade object was added with a Gamma filter to make the sky darker. A mask was applied to make sure it only affected the sky/top half of the screen.

Mood & atmosphere

I've uploaded a couple of presets for this already:

http://fxhome.com/presets/info_cache/preset890.html
http://fxhome.com/presets/info_cache/preset889.html
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:11pm

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petet2

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Excellent, thank you!