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    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Bracknell, Berkshire, UK

    Default Welcome To My World!

    Been having a bit more of a play with After Effects to practice keying. Here's what I got.

    Filmed in front of a green screen.

    First the ball was masked out - roto style.
    Generated soem particle effects in particleIllusion and dropped them in.
    Motion tracked the position for the particles.
    Simple flare when ball 'appears'
    Added faux lighting to person for the particle effect glow and flare.
    Added still image as background animated to dolly with camera. I did dolly too, no zoom.
    Added faux depth of field to background image as camera dollys in.

    and had a play with Andrew Kramers demon face warp tutoral to finish as the kids think it's great fun

    All done in high def so if anyone desperately needs a 1080 version then let me know

    Major lesson learned is to be much more careful to take a still image that matches the angle of the keyed image next time because animating the thing is a nightmare to sync with the feet and the main bit I'm not happy with.

    It's just for fun so don't want to put any more effort into it but one thing I would do if I could be bothered is a reflection in the floor.


    Last edited by Alan Mills; 09-07-2007 at 07:57 PM.

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    Very nice Alan! Something looks off though, maby the color match? not quit sure, but it looks good.

    Software Used:
    TGV Edius 6, TGV ProCoder 3, DVD Lab Pro. 2

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    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Huntington, West Virginia USA

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    As you said this was just a test, so location and lighting perhaps not to feature film standards, BUT, the transformation to the ghoulish face was as good as any FX specialists could hope to do.

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