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Taking an object from a clone

Posted: Sun, 8th Jun 2008, 11:11pm

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Bucees

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Hi, i was wandering if anyone here knows how to take an object(like a paper) out of a clones hand(like a digital clone of my self.
Posted: Mon, 9th Jun 2008, 4:18am

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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are you referring to the video clip by ryan wieber?
Posted: Mon, 9th Jun 2008, 4:48am

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Bucees

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haha! yeah exactly man!
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 9:40am

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What clip? Give us the link.
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 9:59am

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Ah, I found it.

http://www.ryan-w.com/ryan-w/clips/checknab.mov

I think I know how he does it.


Step 1:

Film yourself walking up, holding up a piece of paper, and letting somebody else snatch it away. It would be best to use a tripod to film it.


Step 2:

Have someone do exactly what you did in Step 1, and do what they did. In other words, switch roles.


Step 3:

Import the media, and mask out the unwanted actor in each clip.


Step 4:

Tweak the masking so it covers everything exactly how you want it.



Hey presto, there's the effect.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 8:44pm

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Bucees

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cool thanks that pretty much what i did in a similar clip wen i tossed a water bottler at myself, But just let me get this straight, do i mask out the entire person (along with the paper) until the frame wen i start to grab it and then only mask out the person leaving the paper un masked?

BTW sorry i didnt find the clip for u i was at a church camp
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 10:08pm

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SilverDragon7

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Greenscreen is also your friend when doing this kind of effect.

But you want your clone to have the paper until you take it from him (that's when you mask out everything on the clone side).
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 12:45am

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Limey

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You have to make sure the timing is right. I would use something like a cup because it has a flat bottom and you can keep it still. If you use a piece of paper, then it will look bad if you just have someone hold it. The object has to be in the exact same place.

Here is a clip that I did a while ago. I used a wine bottle to hold the object. Something that I did wrong was that I held the donut too long on the right side and not long enough on the left side. That made me have to speed up the right side to make it look right. That made the clip look bad cause it jitters when I pass it.


So in conclusion, make sure that:

-The object you are moving stays still in between each side when you film

-You have the timing right on both side
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 1:23am

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Bucees

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*nods head while listening*