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#1 Jake Windhurst

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

I've been playing around with my hv30, and in a dark room covered with light white cloth i've been tinkering around with trying to get it look impressive set wise.
I was wondering if you guys could help me out advice wise.
I'm looking to get this place looking striking, perhaps even unnatural and I was wondering what tools are at my disposal with no budget, after effects and a few garden/house lights to play around and experiment with in this wide open task?
Is it going to come from:
A ) the set itself looking good with
lighting (what easy tricks could I use for interesting unnatural looks)
smoke
etc
or
B ) in post production with
after effects
image tinkering?

Edited by Jake Windhurst, 17 April 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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#2 Robert Hughes

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

Yeah, sounds good. Try a couple things in category (A) and a couple things in category ( B ).

Let us know how it turns out. :lol:

Or in other words - you are going to have to learn sometime. What better way than by doing? Go for it. Make terrible, hideous effects shots, then figure out how to make them better. Look at the shots you like in commercial movies, and figure out ways to do them yourself. Next thing you know, you'll be doing it, and you won't need to ask.

Edited by Robert Hughes, 23 April 2009 - 06:15 PM.

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