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how do you get that soft vignetting look?


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#1 Luke McMillian

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:03 PM

How do they get the soft vignetting in the shots in this Tom Waits video?

http://www.youtube.c...k...ted&search=

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#2 Logan Schneider

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:31 PM

This looks like a mix of power window vignettes and blur filters, both added in post production. You could do this in camera, but it would be time consuming and you would limit yourself later. Just use vasoline on a filter at the edges for the blur. For the vignetting you can cut a hard matte or there are ND filters that have a clear hole in the middle. Those filters are rare though.
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

A lot of it looks like projection that's been re-photographed. There is some linear distortion that you get when the camera is off-axis from the screen, some "secondary" reflections and lens flares, and some of the vignetting may be the result of "bright spotting" from the projection.

But I'm sure there was a lot of "massaging" done in post to tie it all together. It's hard to tell with crappy Youtube compression.
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