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sin city/pleasantvill effect WITHOUT green screen?

Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 6:57pm

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Qbeck

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Does anyone know how to do the effect of all b&w besides 1 color without a green screen?
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 8:13pm

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Z films

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Yep, Just some simple masking
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 8:20pm

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Qbeck

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that method takes too long, there is another method using color correction i just cant figure out
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 9:00pm

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Qbeck wrote:

that method takes too long, there is another method using color correction i just cant figure out
Hmm... I'm not sure how you could do that, Maybe by using an alpha channel?
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 9:26pm

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IF your not using green screen then masking is the only other option.
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 9:32pm

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You have to isolate certain elements to achieve that effect. Either you mask them by hand to create a matte (slow and painstaking), or you use a greenscreen to create the matte automatically (faster and easier).
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 9:48pm

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Qbeck

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mmmm ok i'll try that but i see tutorials on much faster methods in other programs. I was thinking there would be a method with the same concept in vlab
Posted: Tue, 19th Aug 2008, 12:07am

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What other methods are you seeing tutorials for?
Posted: Tue, 19th Aug 2008, 8:35am

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Simon K Jones

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Depending on the shot in question you could use the chromakey filter. Although it's used mainly for greenscreen, it can, of course, work on any given colour. So if you have a red object in the shot (say, a rose), simply apply a chromakey filter and set it to red. This will isolate the rose.

You can then use the isolated layer to adjust the colours as required.