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#1 Eric F Adams

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

I was researching the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and I saw that when then run the 18 wheeler over the crazy guy at the end...they had the crazy guy put his chest to the front of the truck and then they reversed the truck as he ran backwards looking crazy..then the reversed the footage for the film and it's looks like the truck strikes him hard. I hear this is old trick.

My question is: Would this work for me if I am editing on FCP? Using the same principle, it seems like you could do a "good kick to the face" or "a smack with a bat" etc...

What are your thoughts on this??...specifically in relation to editing on FCP once the film is processed and put in a hard drive.
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#2 George Ebersole

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:48 PM

It's an age old trick. You have to turn the camera upside down, IIRC.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

hold the cam "upside down"... I must have missed this part. Well, that appears to be getting beyond my capabilities. Thanks for the advice.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:24 AM

It's an age old trick. You have to turn the camera upside down, IIRC.


:huh:

Yes just reverse your footage in final cut pro. (⌘ + J)

I think George was referring to how to film reverse motion if your camera does not run in reverse (i.e. with the camera upside down).
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#5 Eric F Adams

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:39 PM

Jacob,

Great, that's how i understood it... reverse in FCP. Thanks.
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