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Posted: Tue, 23rd Sep 2008, 10:07pm

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Mumblefilms

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Hey guys, I'm trying to get that mac commercial effect in a movie. You know, where the person is black and the background is white? How do I go about doing that in composite lab?

Thanks!!!!!
Posted: Tue, 23rd Sep 2008, 10:55pm

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FXhomer46784

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I'd key your footage as normal so that just your actor is showing. Then simply use a brightness filter turned all the way down, or play with the contrast to achieve the desired effect.
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2008, 12:53am

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Mumblefilms

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Thank you! As soon as I posted this I was like, DUH!!! I figured it out for myself but thanks though!!! it will help other people I guess..... wink
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2008, 9:09am

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Simon K Jones

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Mumblefilms wrote:

Hey guys, I'm trying to get that mac commercial effect in a movie. You know, where the person is black and the background is white? How do I go about doing that in composite lab?
For a low-tech approach, just film a black guy against a white wall.