View Full Version : Serious newbie shot...
January 17th, 2005, 09:58 PM
This is my first real attempt at compositing with actual video. Shot with the only thing I have at my disposal, cheap lofi lowframe integrated laptop webcam. My challenge was to get the look of the cut out layer match the strobey and lowfi look of the webcam footage when it moved, especially since the webcam seemed to be putting out something like 5 or 10fps. I had to fake motion blur with directional blur because AE motion blur wouldn't work correctly with the low frame rate.
coke can picture book test [divx 210k] (http://urbanized.phpwebhosting.com/coke/cokegrab3.avi)
Picture book... :)
January 19th, 2005, 03:04 PM
here's another one I did last nite...
comments or criticisms appreciated, I'm pretty new to all this...
coke can exploding reveal color 1 [3mb divx] (http://urbanized.phpwebhosting.com/coke/explodetest1.avi)
coke can exploding reveal color 2 [3mb divx] (http://urbanized.phpwebhosting.com/coke/explodetest2.avi)
January 20th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Well, I've found your shot really nice, visually new, somehow. Now I'm downloading the other two shots right now and soon I'll tell you if you mantained your promises! Good job!
January 20th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Hehe hey, thanks man :)
In the interests of full disclosure the pyro pop that explodes the can into view in the 2nd clips is just a tweaked preset from Trapcode's christmas pyro pack.. there's custom coloring and lighting of it and stuff but that's the source for the particle layers.
January 21st, 2005, 01:18 AM
Let me tell you: your shots probably wouldn't win the academy award (be aware of it!) at least not for the vfx......there is something about the look of your clips that's interesting and new. They are simple but new and I think that today (with the variety of the vfx offer) is more important to find something that stays apart from the crowd than being able to do dust clouds moving everywhere like thousands do. .....my english is very complicated...I don't understand what I'm typing! Sorry. Produce more and I'll download more. Ciao.
January 21st, 2005, 02:50 AM
But consider trimming you clips. It has to long intro and outro for just ”demo’ing” in my opinion.
The 2 two last clips looks like 2 still photos, and not live footage. Maybe you should be moving something in the background or maybe put a “fly passing by” or something into the footage?
Or do a small pan on the whole composite.
January 21st, 2005, 10:40 AM
Maybe the intro are too long but they give a fresh sense of "awaiting", I don't know if it is the right term in english but these little shorty shots are well built. They do not want to represent something more, they are just what you see. The more I talk about them, the more I like 'em! Am I getting mad? Mah! Bye have a nice weekend, all of you.
January 30th, 2005, 10:58 PM
Great job WebFX,
The first one was really neat and unexpected kinda like the second one that made me jump when it popped :p