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#1 Rick Brenner

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:40 AM

Hi All, 

 

I'm shooting a short film which show the characters aging from 8-15 and then from 15-30 and finally 30-60. I have a budget for VFX-- but looking for some good references of this effect from other movies. The matt damon morph from the end of Saving Private Ryan is a good example of what I am looking for. Anyone have any other references?

 

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:53 PM

If you are just morphing an 8 year old to a 15 year old to a 30 year old to a 60 year old, then it's mainly about casting people who have a similar facial structure so you'd buy that they are the same person.  Sometimes you end up having to digitally paint the color of the eyes to be similar throughout.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

Thanks! Can anyone think of any example of shots like these aside from Saving Private Ryan?
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:54 PM

Wikipedia has a list of actors who have played the same character at different ages:

https://en.wikipedia...n_the_same_film

 

I don't know which ones used morphing for a transition, most people actually avoid doing something that direct because it tends to call more attention to the fact that these are different actors, plus it's a bit show-offy.


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