Question about "camcorder viewfinder" effects
Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:43 AM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:11 PM
Were it me I would do a viewfinder with "record" and a red light (bottom), a safe zone and center cross hairs, battery on upper left (outside of safe zone) and timecode upper right. I'd say that'd be believable and not too busy
That's kind of what I have. Only problem, and this small caveat is only something people who understand these things will notice, is that the film is in 2.35:1 AR so the wide screen crosshairs look a little wonky. I think I might go with 4:3 cross hairs.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:22 AM
IIRC American Beauty had some nice examples of this type of effect. I thought it was really well done there. I'd really keep it realistic, most examples you see (especially on TV) look very fake.