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World War II Backround

Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 5:11am

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Thrawn

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Hello there FXhome
I was wondering if anyone could get me a backround that looks like a battle ground in world war two. If anyone can find it that would be great! Thanks
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 10:49pm

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Dancamfx

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What Exactly are you looking for? and what do you need it for?
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 1:31am

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JT9

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You could search images from world war 2 on google. What kind of image are you looking for exactly?
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 2:07am

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Thrawn

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Sorry I was not exact I was kinda in a hurry. I want some kind of germany backround that looks like a battle is/was going on in world war II times.
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 2:31am

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Dancamfx

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Are you looking for real photos from WWII or ones taken now-a-days ?
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 2:43am

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crazymonkey01

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This website might be helpful.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 2:51am

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Dancamfx

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I Dont know if this is exactly what your looking for but I searched for about 20 Mins. They are recently taken pics of a couple of places where battles took place. Check them out.


http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla05.jpg

http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla01.jpg

http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla08.jpg

http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla09.jpg

http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla21.jpg

http://www.letka13.sk/~jurinko/dukla26.jpg
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 3:02am

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Thrawn

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I am looking for battle places and what they looked like then. Thanks for the links to the site and the pictures guys... I will check the site out a little more...
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 3:17am

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Just a notice guys; you can't just "Google" what you want and slap it into the background for a few reasons:

1. Most of the time, it is against the law. Those are most likely peoples' images and have some kind of copyright on it. If you upload a photograph to the internet, even if you haven't watermarked it or anything, no one can use it without your consent. Try to contact the owner of the photograph, take your own, shoot on location, or find a royalty stock library (that is, if you don't want to pay too much for it.)

2. It is going to look terrible if it is just stationary, no grass moving, no foreground elements, stationary camera, etc. It's boring, and usually inrealistic. Of course, I'm just making assumptions, but using a landscape like this will look bad and I am sure you can find a similar location. You'd have to do some kind of CG sky (or stock footage of moving sky) add a lot of camera tracking info to distract the viewer from the obvious flaws that a video has when using still as a background, etc.

3. For something like landscapes, try to shoot on location. I know this is the backdrop forum (I provided info prior to this), but landscapes go best on location. If you need to, get a really basic small outdoor sets that look like a forest in the frame and improvise. It will always look better than keying. If you don't have the location resources at all (maybe you live in the desert and want European landscapes of WWII), then I guess you'll just have to use your imagination in the compositing process. Here are some good resources:

http://istockphoto.com
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=232851#232851

I am serious, if you don't have about 10 things going on, weather it's explosions, fog, dust, background environmental elements, background things, artificial camera movement (tracked from a camera maybe?), with a combination of creative angles, editing, and keying, it will look terrible. I wish you luck.
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 5:04am

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Dancamfx

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Do you need these picks for greenscreen purposes or for photoshop? Be more specific.
Posted: Tue, 28th Nov 2006, 5:18am

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Thrawn

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I am sorry for not being specific enough... burst

All I need is a World War Two backround (in the world war two time span) for a fast scene I need to do. The scene is going to be in black and white so it does not matter if its color or not. Its going to be a green screen shot because I dont really have a place to go that looks world war two-ish. I am not big on money so I cant really pay for any good stock footage. If its not possible to get a backround like I am describing then I will try to think of something else but If it is possible more help would be great.

~Thrawn
Posted: Fri, 13th Apr 2007, 3:08pm

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Wired Film

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If you don't have a place that looks like a WWII location why don't you just improvise and make it look like WWII? its not that hard. I Am in the middle of making a movie that takes place through out the hole war and i have had to go looking for locations.

seriously go scouting for a location and make a couple of calls, the worst people can say is no. from one call I have gotten a hole normandy re-enactment with landing crafts and everything. you just have to call and look.

Do NOT do green/blue/red/black screen's they look horrible unless you have a crap load of money and go to a studio to do it. B&W or color it doesnt matter it will look bad no matter what you do unless it is a moving background or you do some serious camera tracking.

good luck tho.
Posted: Sat, 14th Apr 2007, 5:48am

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Dancamfx

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from one call I have gotten a hole normandy re-enactment with landing crafts and everything.
Are you kidding?
Posted: Thu, 19th Apr 2007, 11:03am

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Decks

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Any of these any good ?? Or close to what your looking for ?

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2139.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2156.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2137.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2134.jpg
Posted: Fri, 20th Apr 2007, 5:39am

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Dancamfx

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Decks wrote:

Any of these any good ?? Or close to what your looking for ?

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2139.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2156.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2137.jpg

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o142/DecksP/2134.jpg
Nice pics but I dont think thats what hes looking for.
Posted: Fri, 20th Apr 2007, 12:14pm

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Decks

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Yup yup , ah sure np wink as i wouldnt be the first wink
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 9:07pm

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william cheney

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Where are you I still have the Recon 7 Down locations How about a ww2 airport with planes If your not far from upstate NY