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    Hi

    for a project in university i would like to edit a video and make it in a similar style to the opening credits of Casino Royale.

    What i am asking is, what do you think would be the best sofware to achieve this goal and where would i need to start learning?

    Many thanks for answers in advance,

    Mark

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    Wow, thats some aspiration. There's alot of very complex animation in the opening credits and I don't think it's something you could just dive in and do if you have no experience. The very fact you're asking how makes me think you're at that stage. If I were you, I would try and tackle something a lot less advanced.

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    i dont want to do all the animation as such, mainly cover over actors in the scene.

    I know rotoscoping is a million miles away from what i can achieve but is there any way to cover actors over with the colours that they use to make them look almost like shadows?

    which would be the best software for doing someting like this? sony vegas or premiere?

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    Without wanting to be offensive, if you've never used either I'd go for movie maker or something simple like ulead movie studio. A plug-in might even be available to do this all for you as its a v popular scene.

    I personally prefer Vegas (simply because my CPU isn't SSE2 compliant and thus, I can't use Premiere) and this is how I'd do it: (NOTE: this is a simple guess as I have never actually done this (although I did try and fail in Pinnacle 10 after it kept crashing before I got Vegas) and is unlikely to be an exact replica!)
    I'd get an image with a blood falling shape as the bottom edge (this will fall from the top with a red hue and a transparency.)
    Also get a gun-barrel like image with alpha channel centre.

    First film your actor walking from the side of the frame (keep camera angle static) and then have him turn around and 'shoot' in the centre of the frame. In Vegas import your gun barrel and use track motion keyframes (it might be as easy as 2 keyframes if your actor walks smoothly) to have the clear circle at the end of the gun barrel following him. At the point where he turns, import the blood drops and hue them deep red with a transparency. Apply track motion keyframes to this so it starts unseen at the top of the screen and 'falls' from the top.

    If I remember correctly the actual 007 effect for falling blood is a simple pattern that falls as opposed to more lifelike blood flowing at different velocities.

    Anyway, have a go and see how it looks!

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    I am sorry! i dont think i explained myself properly However thanks for your post regardless!


    i meant just the way they cover over the characters with the black and red when they are fighting!

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    Unless I missed it, this thread explains everything except what actual effect you are after. I did watch this movie but cannot remember what the effect is you're on about.

    Sounds a bit like you just want a sillouette of your characters moving about.

    Easy enough - in theory. Film people while dressed in a single colour again a different colour background and then 'posterize' the results down to two colours.

    The trick with most effects is to film the original footage with the effect in mind to make it easy. Not to just film some and then think about how you can do the effect later.

    edit: correct typos and hence 'convert' to real English.
    Last edited by Alan Mills; 01-05-2007 at 10:46 PM.

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    yeah thats basically what i want to do. as well as filming things myself, i will maybe use some footage that was already taken.

    my project is on gun crime so i want to use the effect for clips that involve people i dont know.

    i dont know if im shootin way above my limits, i used premiere 3 years ago as a freshman for a video editing module, now im final year and i gotta make something fresh.

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    I thought you meant the classic titles where 007 shoots the camera, while the classic bond theme is playing. But from what you've just said, Alan Mills' suggestion should work

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    Alan, that is a top tip for sure, I am going to file that away somewhere safe cos it is such a cool effect.

    I am terrible for taking an editing club hammer to problems when, as you say, a bit thought and planning in the filming can make it all soooo much easier.

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    I've not tried this at all so can't vouch for it actually working. Just thinking out loud is all.

    If it doesn't work then the new 'Live Trace' feature in Illustrator CS2 might be worth a play.

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