Hi All, I'm new here. Been directing and editing in FCP for years.
I'm working on a short and have very little budget so feel it would be an insult to
ask a qualified VFX artist to work for free SO
I have some time on my hands and about $500 and wanted to try my hand
at learning enough about VFX to add to my supernatural thriller I'm directing.
WHAT SOFTWARE IN MY PRICE RANGE would you recommend for this effect??
1. The dark spirit will be coming out of the table top and rising straight up in front of a girl who is eating dinner.(straight up through her placemat)
2. It's a long wooden table and the camera will be dollying pull-back (at table level) while panning up to track the spirit as it rises up to about 7 feet, standing on table.
3. I was planning on either A) green screening an actor as the spirit in all black, rising up
behind a box that is covered with green fabric as well, and repeating the Pull-back and try to match the motion, and then adding it in post to the
shot of the girl at the table.
4. then adding some kind of smokey or twisted effect to the image of the dark spirit to take away the definition of its edges and make it partially transparent.
B) Creating the dark spirit entirely in CG.
Here are some real ghost picture that are close to what I'm trying to enulate:
Although I want my dark spirit to have MUCH more details
I really appreciate your help and suggestions on the best way to pull this off
and what software I should aquire