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Teach Me Episode 1:explosion/flying back

Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 11:16pm

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Qbeck

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Ok so the point of this is to show you guys a video and you guys tell me what i should do to make it better.

Note:i'm not sure what topic this should go in, so i just chose this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g16un-XUMgs#GU5U2spHI_4
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 2:50am

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SlikProductions

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There are many ways to go about doing this. The easiest way would to put urself on a greenscreen and composite everything together in this order: 1. Footage of yourself on a greenscreen. 2. The explosion footage you are using. 3. The background you use after you key out the greenscreen. The when you get to the point when you should be flying back, animate the footage of youself on the GS by flying off the screen. You should be able to animate by yourself, if not look around for tutorials on the forum. Hope this helps!
Posted: Thu, 17th Jan 2008, 10:58pm

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Qbeck

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i dont have a good green screen sad

By the way, what happend to effects lab lite? you can't buy it anymore, all the presets are for pro, what gives?
Posted: Thu, 17th Jan 2008, 11:03pm

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The Lite product line was discontinued. It was officially announced on the news page December 6th.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jan 2008, 12:10am

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SlikProductions

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If you have a poor greenscreen, you should key grade it before you key out the green. You should do key grade, and then add in a brightness of 41, a contrast of 2, and bring the saturation all the way up, and then key the green out. Just make sure those grades are in this order: brightness(bottom), contrast(middle), and saturation(top). I hope this helped![/i]
Posted: Fri, 18th Jan 2008, 3:59am

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Qbeck

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no i mean i dont really have one. I can lie it on my floor but i have no place to hang it-ots just a bed sheet.


Ps replied from jailbroked iPod touch biggrin
Posted: Fri, 18th Jan 2008, 11:56am

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okay, w/o a green screen it kind of makes it harder. When you want him to fly back, you freeze that frame, and duplicate it (so you have a frozen frame of when you want him to fly back and under that is your normal footage). Then with the frozen frame, make a mask around the actor, and then move a few key frames and animate your mask so that it goes off of the screen. Then just add an explosion which should be in the middle of your frozen frame and the normal footage. Let me know if this works.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jan 2008, 9:47pm

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Qbeck

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i'll try

sorry about the horrible spelling and grammer, typing on those is hard