How to do a huge war effect for nothing
Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:05 PM
these guys managed to do an omaha invasion scene with three guys, although the video showed all that got put into it, I have no idea how I would do it, so can anyone go step by step and show me how it was done, some specifics I want to know are
1- photographing something like a bunker, putting into your footage and then having someone run in front of it, or rather a lot of people like in they're case and two, what program to use to get all those actors in the same frame and cut it all together like they did, is there a specific roto program or is they're a good and easy way to do it with FCP.
And is they're a better method than the way the did that, I don't have 1000 extras and 1,000,000,000 squibs but maybe some other manipulation strategies on how to achieve a similar effect.
Finally I know that they used green screen a lot, does anyone know a good web site that can explain the chroma key method step by step and really get me to the point where I could do it with no problems at all in editing? Sorry for the long post and thank you for any answers.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:54 PM
You could do most of it in FCP. I'm not sure that it comes with a motion tracker by default.
That stuff was quite well done - many, many days more fiddling around on computers than shooting.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:33 AM
I can't put it down to them cropping into the HD resolution and using the spare resolution to move the frame around to imitate the hand held affect, as it is such as huge movement.
The only ways I can imagine they done it is if they cleverly stitched the video together somehow to create a super HD res (somehow) and then digitally pan/tilted within that, or if they had a motion control rig (which I couldn't see listed).
Edited by Daniel Ashley-Smith, 17 April 2008 - 10:34 AM.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:38 AM
Yeah, I agree. Panoramic tiles is what it looked like. Difficult to tell how well it was done looking at it on youtube.