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#1 John Milich

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

Just wondering how to best go about hiding a wire/string on HD video? CG is not an option. It's a dark bedroom scene and a prop needs to hang momentarily in the air, then drop. Would this be best handled with black thread, fishing line? It's literally going to be hanging for 1/2 a second.
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#2 Zac Fettig

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:21 AM

Both would work. It really depends on how the prop is lit. If the top is going to be dark, I'd go with dark thread. If it's going to be lit, use fishing line, or light colored thread. If you can shoot wide open, it'll help hide the thread; if it's thin enough and out of focus, it should disappear.


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#3 Sean Cunningham

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

You don't need CG to remove the wire, you likely don't even need a clean plate.  Importing the clip, scene setup and configuring the output render settings would all likely take longer than the business of removing the wire in AfterEffects.


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