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Live Action (Bluescreen) and CGI work
show user profile  Cylon
Well for those who remember my failry recent posts I was trying out some bluescreen shots a couple of weeks ago for this local actor 'Carl Chase' who has been in Alien 3 and Batman etc...

I built a 3D environment for the scene, and I'm still debating on wether to build this as an actual miniature model or just keep it as it is. I've put so many lighting effects into in post that I don't think I really need to.

It's still a work in progress but I'd like to hear what others with a keen eye have to say.

The second shot down needs more work than the others. I've put the robots arm in the frame cause it makes the shot look more interesting, but in reality, from that angle you wouldn't see it. Do you think I could get away with this ?

I was supposed to do the eyes using UV contacts, but I was sent the wrong ones, I got red. I've tried motion tracking them but it's too jumpy, so I have keyframed them, it's almost there now.

I need to re shoot a few more shots to get the eyeline right but I've destroyed the lenses. Does anyone know of a way in After effects where you can change just one colour without affecting any of the others ? Like the selective colour tool in Photoshop ?

I'll post the finished piece online when it's all done.


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7/11/2006 10:06:16 PM (last edit: 7/11/2006 10:08:45 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
Just roto the eyes and use the hue curves effect to change their colour to another.

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7/11/2006 10:34:24 PM (last edit: 7/11/2006 10:34:24 PM)
show user profile  Cylon
Thanks Dub, if I rotoscope just the eye sockets can I alter just the pupil colour and not the whites of the eyes ?

Rotoscoping just the pupil is a nightmare, and motion tracking jumps all over the place.

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7/11/2006 10:40:38 PM (last edit: 7/11/2006 10:40:38 PM)
show user profile  Dub.

It shouldn't be a problem

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7/11/2006 10:45:27 PM (last edit: 7/11/2006 10:45:27 PM)
show user profile  Loganam
This is pretty cool if you are doing all the effects by yourself. It already looks beetter than some movie effects you see in hollywood. Good job. Maybe soon we can actually see a short clip of this.

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7/12/2006 12:21:11 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 12:21:11 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
Thanks Loganam, yep it's all my own work except for the costumes. The camo was bought and borrowed, the old guys costume was made for £20 and the guns are on loan.

If I get to do a re-shoot this week I'll have it online for the week after. The scene will be about 5 minutes long.
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7/12/2006 12:28:00 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 12:30:24 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I think the 2nd and 3rd shot need a bit more color correct on the guy with hair, he's looking a bit to green for the rest of the environment, and I think you might want to check your black levels, he is looking a little bit lifted. That might just be the green spill though. -

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7/12/2006 12:31:00 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 12:31:00 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
Do you mean the blacks are too black ? and when you say the a little too green, do you mean the bottom image ?

The second and third shot do have some CC light sweep on the lower part of the character, which kind of gives off a greenish (faint) glow.

Thanks. I want to get this to look as good as I can.
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7/12/2006 12:35:21 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 12:36:29 AM)
show user profile  Dub.
The black levels are not matched.

To check that they are, temprarily put a gamma adjustment over the whole image of like 10 or something. It'll reveal any errors in your black matching. Also, you can do the same (gamma 0.1) to check your whites.

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7/12/2006 12:51:20 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 12:51:20 AM)
show user profile  EmuChicken
... was gonna say, it looks alright, but at the moment, its similar to the fake video clips they used in C+C : tiberium sun (the shockingly awful acting + sets)... I think its just the levels as the other guys said though

You are what you eat!

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7/12/2006 2:00:59 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 2:00:59 AM)
show user profile  Error404
Cylon: yea I think the blacks may be a bit to lifted (bright) in those two shots. I would take out the green glow or whatever you added to the 2nd and 3rd shots, see if that maybe helps the green cast. -

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7/12/2006 2:13:32 AM (last edit: 7/12/2006 2:13:32 AM)
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