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Super Strength?

Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 4:58am

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powersurge

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anyone know how to make a good super strength effect
Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 6:00am

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This question is so vague as to be unanswerable.

How did you want to display super strength? Have your actor lift something heavy? Use some sort of 'power' effect to visualize that he is superhuman? Have him break things?

If you can describe the scene you are after, we'll offer suggestions. In general, foam props are your friend for making people appear strong, though.
Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 8:04am

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Well I wasn't going really going for anything in particular, but when I think about super strength I usually think of someone lifting something like a car. something along the lines of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcJTwwCAZE where the kid lifts the car then, twirls it
Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 8:19am

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Well, in that case, you would get either a crane you can attach to the car, or some sort of hydraulics to mount under it. Or you use a small toy car and composite it in. Either shoot it greenscreen or be prepared to spend lots of time rotoscoping a matte to isolate it from the background.

Keep in mind that the speed of footage needs to be adjusted any time you shoot miniatures, to convey the proper sense of scale you are after. But using a small model car is going to be the only way to do this without a large budget and a team of professional stunt riggers.
Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 8:23am

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Author: Axeman08 Nov 2009 06:00
This question is so vague as to be unanswerable.

How did you want to display super strength? Have your actor lift something heavy? Use some sort of 'power' effect to visualize that he is superhuman? Have him break things?

If you can describe the scene you are after, we'll offer suggestions. In general, foam props are your friend for making people appear strong, though.

thanks but, what else did you have in mind with these "Use some sort of 'power' effect to visualize that he is superhuman? Have him break things?"?