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    wow allright allright i'm not that good my movies are cheep compared to most of the movies you guys R making. How do you do that FX with the Lightsabers I'm a major fan of star wars and the laser bullets their all Ace the only good movie I've made with a tad of FX was my Spore the movie

    Please tell me how you do that.

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    Google rotascoping - but be warned its a labour of love.

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    Huh what do you mean, I don't get it (I'm only 11)
    Can you talk me through what ive got to do.

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    I am not an expert - I am sure soneome else will help out.

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    hey are you that guy who made that rip off NSPCC advert about that guy with the bad movie taste. LOL
    my spore movie is good but how doyou get it up (I don't want it on youtube)
    its a windows movie maker one
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    So to answer your question on lightsabres and rotoscoping.

    First, have a read of this: Rotoscoping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thing is, you will need some special tools. Most pros would turn to Adobe After effects, which is a) very expensive - i.e. about 1000, and b) has a learning curve about as steep as the north face of the Eiger. Look at Andrew Kramer's site for After Effects info. Specifically this: VideoCopilot.net Video Tutorials & Post Production which is a lightsabre tutorial.

    Slightly cheaper in the visual FX department is FXHome VisionLab: FXhome.com :: Products :: VisionLab Studio :: Overview which will manage all of the masking/keying and roto tasks that After Effects will. (You can see some of the things you can do with it here - including a lightsabre effect; FXhome.com :: Products :: VisionLab Studio :: Video Gallery but basically, Mark is right, it involves painting in the lightsabre effect on EVERY frame of video. Now there's a job at Industrial Light and magic I really would say NO to

    As far as hosting your vids, if you don't like Youtube, Photobucket allow you to upload videos, and here for your delectation is a list of the most popular: http://www.jackhumphrey.com/fridaytr...sharing-sites/

    Of course you can also get your own web space and create your own website and host your own videos... But you'll have to learn how do design a website to do that - And as a rule it'll cost you money to have it hosted

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    Yea - horting your own site - a bloody nigtmare to keep it updated - mine isnt... but you get to post videos at any quality you want. Mine strem much better than most hosting services.

    Also worth noting that most hosting services take all your rights as part of the deal.

    Cost - 5 to 20 quid a month.

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    thanx guys but I'm not sure how to use FXhome vision lab studio it's really hard I've only got the demo though

    I'm going out now so dont be affended if I dont reply immediatly

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