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#1 Craig Cohen

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:23 PM

I am a 23yr old business student, just picked up after effects and im pretty pleased with it, hoping to record an RVD style of short film. Heres some of my after effects graphics.












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#2 Michael Reed

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:43 AM

I think it's a good start. I think the burning cut looks good, as does the subtle fire in the burn.

I think a huge improvement would take place if you created lighting to match the saber--when the saber is turned on, it's going to manipulate the person holding it, as well as the surroundings. And the closer the lightsaber is to an object, the brighter the light will be.

I know this is the more difficult part of the illusion/effect, but it's the most important part, which will ground the effect to reality.

Cheers, and keep up the good work.

ps. for an even more added touch of realism, the lightsaber will also cast soft shadows...keep that in mind.

Edited by Michael Reed, 22 October 2009 - 08:44 AM.

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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:08 AM

Looks pretty good, but you might try a different forum as this isn't much about cinematography.

Try here: http://forums.creati...obeaftereffects
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#4 Craig Cohen

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:34 AM

Thanks Mike, And to Chad, thanks for the link, im trying to get oppinions of my work from multiple sources.

Mike, i understand the lighting issue. It actually took me some time to get the lighting on myself in the hallway as a approached the door. As for the saber shadow, officially in Star Wars lightsabers do cast shadows, however since they are made from light i dont give them shadows. On the contrary, i was using a stubby blade to make rotoscoping easier, so i actually had to remove the stubby blades shadow, that was a challenge.



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