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#1 Benjamin Smith

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:22 PM

I am sure most of you saw the thread for the Similo project done by Macgregor. This is one of the stills from the thread.
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I do not know if the splash of light across the screen is done on sight with a light or not. My question is how to do this in post on FCP or Motion and make it look nice.

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#2 Noam Gagliardi Rabinovich

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

I'm no effects expert, so this is my right-off-the-top-of-my-head, low-tech idea; there are probably better ways:

- create a red shape (or import an animation of a shape going across the screen),

- blur its edges,

- bring the opacity way down, and experiment with different blend modes until it looks right... you might also need to use a garbage matte if you there's an area where you don't want it to show (like if you want it to go across a window or a mirror).

if it wasn't an animation you'll need to use motion to make it go across the screen... though I think the in-final cut motion options should be enough.

tell me if it's what you had in mind and if it worked

Edited by Noam Gagliardi Rabinovich, 16 October 2007 - 02:52 PM.

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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:29 PM

- create a red shape (or import an animation of a shape going across the screen),

- blur its edges,

- bring the opacity way down, and experiment with different blend modes until it looks right...


I think that's exactly what McGregor described he did in a thread somewhere...
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#4 Noam Gagliardi Rabinovich

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:18 PM

haha cool. well then... there you go I guess :D .
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#5 Benjamin Smith

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:37 PM

Cool stuff - thanks.
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