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#1 Eloy Zecca

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:37 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I will shoot a showreel/short of an actress doing a monologue on a webcam, I think to use a GoPro or just a DSLR with a wide-angle, and on top of the camera the icelight to simulate the cold temperature color of the computer screen. 

 

Then in editing add some video and audio imperfections, like video delay, stuck, interference.

 

Any suggestions?


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:50 AM

You could simply export it from your edit software using very heavy compression, which would get you realistic results.

 

If you want to control things more specifically, After Effects is your friend. I've done quite a bit of this sort of thing; displacement

mapping sourced from a layer based on the fractal noise effect set to block mode works quite well. You can overlay some of the brightest parts of the fractal noise onto the image for more distortion. This is a still some stuff I did for a sci-fi military thriller; of course the orange-ness is optional.

 

distort.jpg

 

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#3 Eloy Zecca

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

Thank you Phil!


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

Another option you'll have in your pocket, literally, is a cell phone recording video which you could probably tape to a laptop screen and then you can open and close the laptop etc 

Plenty of solutions.

 

Hell you could even use a real laptop skype conversation and use a screen capture program to record it-- or a photobooth type thing.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 10:44 PM

Hey Adrian, I would like record a better quality then a Iphone codec, for this reason my idea was about an HDSLR or a GoPro, then definitely I can put down the video quality in post.


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:33 PM

I discover the Ultrakam for the IPhone 6, looks interesting.


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:52 AM

I'd think a GoPro would be similar quality to what you could get off of something like an iPhone6 these days. But yes, the point stands. GoPro is an ok choice-- though the super wide lens  may not be what you're after.


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