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Move yourself

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

A few days ago I found out about one interesting contest. The topic was simple -“move yourself”. Okay, I already had a few ideas for that, but there were two problems: first was duration limitation, it had to be less than minute long. Second was, that it had to be non language dependent. So, no narration, no words, just acting. Few friends were already at my place and after detailed planning we took the camera and started shooting. After half an hour, we had all the material we needed so I could start to edit. I used a few tricks that I learned on my course of designing of sound, and here is the final result.

Wish me luck in the contest.

Chroma key

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

How hard is to remove background from one footage? Yes, yes.. It’s really easy if you do it for (one) picture. A little bit of magic-wand in photoshop and that’s it! But what about video? You have 25 frames per second! That’s a lot of magic-wanding. If you do it that way, it’s called rotoscoping (therm used also for drawing over video). Other way is to record video in front of specially colored background (blue or green) and then in post production (premiere, after effects, etc.) you can remove background with not-so-much-pain.

I added a little bit of masking to give depth to video, and more realistic look.

Here is my example of composing one such short.

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Chocolate and alien

December 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Other name for video is motion picture, right? So video can be picture that moves. There is whole type of animation called cutout animation. Pictures were drawn by hand and then cut. If you take photo of different pictures and then play all together, it will make a illusion of movement. Stop-motion animation is wider therm which includes cutout animation and other types (like claymotion), all based on this principle. Take photo, move, take photo, move, etc.

“The sweetest part is for you”

 

Sometimes pictures can be used as video, especially if they are used as a background. Video is, in the best case, 1920×1080 (full HD) and pictures can be much, much larger. You can use part of the picture for background of something and then moving picture will make a illusion of moving the camera. Just place some object there and there is some kind of video.

“Alien”

Find your way to express yourself through animation, it will be a lot of fun!

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