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Something under the ground

Posted: Tue, 29th Jan 2008, 3:06pm

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JUIDAR

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Say there is a giant snake under the ground trying to pound it's way up to the surface.

Was wanting a sort of dust preset where a layer of dust across the whole screen kicks up suddenley but not very high at all and settles for a bit.

Would appreciate any help I've already messed around with some presets and alarm plugins but it's not what I'm really looking for.

Thanks
Posted: Tue, 29th Jan 2008, 11:10pm

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DavidLittlefield

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If you can't seem to make use of the presets or AlamDV plugins, you may want to look into shooting the footage yourself and then compositing it into your shot.

Set up a blue screen. Put a chain or rope under sand. Set up the sand in front of your screen. Pull the rope up quickly to make the dust fly up. Then composite this into your shot. You may need to grade it to make it look more realistic, and also you may want to think how your going to frame your shot with the worm to make it work best. This effect may be enhanced by using a combination of composited footage and presets/AlamDV plugins.

NOTE: I've never done anything like this before, but to me it sounds good in theory. Hopefully I at least gave you some ideas.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jan 2008, 2:22pm

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I can see how I was slightly misunderstood here. What I really need which I can't seem to composite right is to have a layer up dirt literally pop up from under the ground.

Think of it as in you have something really dusty and you under it and knock on it from the bottom and the dust kicks up off of it. That's what I'm talking about.

Hope that makes more sense and yes thank you for the reply that was an excellent idea.
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 3:57pm

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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 4:13pm

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What if you tried to film this effect? like take a big piece of black construction paper - hold it with clothes pins or clamps - load up some dirt on it - set your camera at a decent angle where the black paper is only in the shot - flick the underneath of the paper and film the results?

just an idea smile

I'm thinking the black paper will allow you to "add" the footage on your real footge?

JC
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 4:31pm

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JUIDAR

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An interesting concept I think I'll try and give it a worl.

thanks
Posted: Sun, 2nd Mar 2008, 10:25pm

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GeeksGoneBad

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Hey - Check this clip out - I was playing around with some stuff and stumbled upod this effect so I rendered it out - let me know if it's close...

http://www.geeksgonebad.com/Dust.rar

CYA

J
Posted: Mon, 10th Mar 2008, 6:36pm

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JUIDAR

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NOt what I was looking for but I can still find several good uses for this effect I really like it. It just seems so real. wink