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lighting car lights?

Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 9:40am

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FXhomer61116

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hey how do i make car headlights. i have some footage of a car goin past how do i add headlights to make it seem at night?
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 5:36pm

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matthewfuller999

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Well that depends; did you shoot the footage during the day? If so you can use a day for night filter and a couple of masks that reveal the level of light originally recorded giving the impression that there are headlights. A useful tutorial can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NlxcY-c69k the day for night section starts about 50 seconds in.

If you filmed it in the dark you could add some optics for some fake light although it will be difficult to make it seem like it is reacting with its surroundings.

Hope this helped a bit,

Matt
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 2:00am

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No Degradation

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Why don't you drive your car at night with the headlights on?

Using real footage like that looks much better then re-creating the effect in an editing program.

So if you can do it yourself, then do it. Don't rely totally on effects.
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 7:48pm

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FXhomer61116

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thnkz mat great help
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 7:49pm

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FXhomer61116

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i could but i rather do effects im going to take an effects course at collage soo i need practice