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Bullet Time Test

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(a kind and pollite) no43%[ 3 ]

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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:38pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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First off, bullet time is the camera move thing so ya know! lol..there has been lots of talk with it being associated with the bullet trails...n e hew. Please check out this first test at bullet time. Its a test, and not meant to be JUST LIKE THE MATRIX. so dont make it seem like it is...n e way, here is the link:

http://drawstuf99.tripod.com/Movies/bullettimeforweb1.mpg



thanks for comments in advance! cool

ps: and yes...i have many birds. But they are AWSOME! and yes, i am a small but big minded (err....yeah...) 13 year old.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:42pm

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Yeah that looks pretty good. With more practice it'll get even better. How'd you go about it?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:43pm

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Not bad...not bad at all...i couldn't really see how you did it...which is good....i have an inclination but how did you really do it?

Canta unsure
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:45pm

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Yeah, I could guess too, but I don't want to make an ass of myself.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:47pm

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hehee.....i fooled sumone, i should post a tutorial sumtime...n e way, what i did was i got my mom to SLOWY walk around me while i acted in VERYSLOW motion. My mom kept me in the center as she walked around. I was leaning on a piano stool as she did it, then i got my HORRIBLE program (VIDEO WAVE III--god i hate that program, lol) made every 5 frames a picture then went to photoshop and cloned out the bench, back to video wave and put the pics in a fow with a speed of 0.06 per pic. then that was it. pretty much. That help? not very advanced but it looks decent.

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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:49pm

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Aculag

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That's actually what I would have guessed.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:49pm

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I think I see exactly how he did it...

Look at him as he leans back... He looks towards the ground, drops sharply and then stops in midair. As the camera swirls around, look under his body.. and you can see where he's digitally removed some object that's supporting his back. He looked down so he knew he'd land on it (could have been anything from a box to an ottoman). It's a little hard to see at first because of shadowing, but it's there.

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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:50pm

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Yeah. I noticed that too. And then it was proved to be correct when he told how he did it a few posts ago. Heh.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:53pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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Serves me right for starting to type and getting distracted for two minutes.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:54pm

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what can i say? its true! cry lol....thats ok, its a first test and if u were watching a huge full blown movie on TV or in a theater, u coudn't pause and watch it again. Thanks for the comments. The part u can REALLY see is how i redid my leg. The bench was blocking it so i did a quick and bad job at it. The floor looks better. Thanks again for the (VERY VERY FAST) responses. it was half a minute before ya'll posted!


HEY! Every film maker has to start SOMEWHERE. and the best thing is, i did it MY OWN WAY. lol...

thinking about doing enougher version then adding some bullet ripples....hmmm.

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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:56pm

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The more I watch it, the less I like the way it looks, but it did look very good the first time. Again, more practice and it'll get better.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:56pm

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Hey, that showed some innovation & it looked pretty good...well done razz

But does it look ok in the uncompressed version?

Mel wink
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 10:58pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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yes, MUCH better. that is the lowest quality version.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:00pm

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that version took me like 10 minutes, looking to do a REAL big version soon.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:02pm

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Next time you do it, I reccomend using after effects instead of photoshop to take out the chair. Unless you don't have after effects of course.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:07pm

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i dont...BOO HOO! but that would be better...i will be testing more, and photoshop isnt the worst. ya just have to do it CLEAN...i will try soon.



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Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:10pm

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Yup. I used to use photoshop for stuff like that. Then I noticed "Hey, i have after effects! I should try that" And now I'm the after effects guru. But yeah. Just do it nice and clean and it'll look fine.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:16pm

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thanks for ur comments! ya'll have been really nice....probly not meaning too but...well....any way thanks!


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Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 12:14am

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BackOfTheHearse

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Nope, we all were trying to be mean to you. But I guess we failed lol
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 12:31am

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lol
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 12:38am

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in a future version, I'd recommend that you have a higher framerate, and see if you can get your mom to hold it steadyer. The thing that I would do, though, if you don't want to alter every frame, is possibly trying to morph each frame into the next.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 12:44am

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yeah, i tried that morphing thing, but it was pretty bad. may as well try it summore tho. Thanks tho.

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Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:39am

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is there a fairly good *FREE* program that adjusts the speed of the movie clip? Thanks for suggestions.


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Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 4:38pm

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Any decent NLE will do that just fine.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 6:39pm

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Dynapel Slow Motion..
forgot the link tho lol
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 10:39am

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Wow that's actually a really good way to get good results on a usually complex technique. Like someone else said, the more I watch it, the more I like it.

The thing that's nice about the way you did it, which is actually similar to the Matrix, is that you are still moving VERY slowly as the camera spins around you. In other words, it doesn't look like you put a bunch of stills togeather that were taken at different angles (which works fine too... if you have 100 cameras biggrin).

Now that you know exactly how to do the effect (and now that you gave me this idea I'm going to try it), you should reshoot the scene exactly the same (or different if you want), if you even feel you have to. Then clean up your photoshopping a little bit, and show us a higher res version wink.

Actually if you add in one of those dramatic slow down woosh sounds and make the slow motion buzz sound, and finally the speed back up sound you would be surprised on how much that improves the effect. Audio is something most people take for granted, because when it's good, it should become apart of the image.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 10:48pm

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what nle
Posted: Thu, 5th Jun 2003, 12:36pm

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I'd like to see the clip but the link don't work.. stupid tripod.. unsure