Cutting off limbs [ANSWER]
Posted: Mon, 2nd Apr 2007, 7:17pm
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I am in the process of making a lightsaber fight movie, and I'm having a problem. In the film, a lightsaber is supposed to cut off my lower legs. I filmed me acting like they were cut off, and then filmed with no one in the scene. But I have no idea on how to make the effect of my legs being cut off. Does anyone have a tutorial or something to show me how? Thanks.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Apr 2007, 7:34pm
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well if you want to see the legs falling off that will be tricky, i think you'll have to take to shots one with you standing up and one with you falling down, then composite them together.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Apr 2007, 7:40pm
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There is a tutorial for this, somewhere... here: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24055
I dont know what product you're using, but even though it says it is for CompositeLab, I believe all the steps could work for effectslab as well.
You may have to get creative to try and apply this to legs.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Apr 2007, 8:56pm
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Thanks a lot, that tutorial really helps.
Posted: Mon, 4th Jun 2007, 6:45pm
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you could just film it then film a clean Background plate and mask out the legs.