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FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)

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Brendan GibbonsFCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:14:50 pm

FCP X custom effect to help build an animatable film strip.

FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies


- Animate film strip start and end location
- Film strip rotation
- VIew film strip from any angle using published camera controls
- On / Off lighting Controls
- Lighting parameters


Best of all, if you don't like it or it doesn't quite suit... open it in motion and tweak away.

Screenshots:






This film strip effect is built just using the clip it is added to. If you want a film strip that you can add multiple clips to let me know.


Extract to a folder of your choosing inside /user name / movies / motion templates / Effects
(e.g extract to a new folder called "Custom Effects")

Cheers,

Brendan


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Brendan GibbonsRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:30:54 pm

You need to place the clip you apply the effect to over another clip or coloured background. Otherwise it defaults to black as the background and it will not look very special at all ;-)

BG


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Simon UbsdellRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:39:37 pm

Holy macaroni! Do you never sleep or eat?!

Another stonker - and it seems like your third of the day already!

Simon Ubsdell
Director/Editor/Writer
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Brendan GibbonsRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:52:24 pm

As complex as this one looks, it is essentially quite simple.

A replicator added to the effect source and arranged in a line. A very long line mind you.

A replicator added to a black square and added to the above so it gets replicated the same, giving us the black film strip.

A replicator added to a white square and arranged in a long line.

This white square replicator is then added to the black as an image mask to give us the cutout sprocket holes.

OK now its sounding more difficult that it really was... Honest

Cheers,

Brendan


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Alex GollnerRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:36:23 pm

I know the feeling of not being able to stop!


Your work is making the pre Motion 5 template industry (you know those sites) look pretty anaemic.

You're going to have to gather together links to all your work, or someone less deserving will.


By the way, I suggest that your templates should go into a dedicated BG folder, because FCP X won't find Motion effects applied from one folder on a system with the same effect with the same name but stored in a folder with a different name.


Alex

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Brendan GibbonsRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:58:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up regarding template folder structure. I will get it sorted with future releases.

I believe that with the release of Motion 5, it sure is a game changer as far as the content / preset effect creation is concerned. They could have made the whole process a closed shop, but now it's open to anyone who wants to jump in and create.

Way too much fun to be had!

Cheers,

Brendan


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Matthew SchicklerRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:17:41 pm

I agree. Templates and rigging are probably the best feature of FCPX / Motion 5. Now if they would just add FCP/Motion roundtrip, it would be awesome as there are still things better (or only) done in Motion ("motion tracking" being a big example). I have a feeling that at the moment, there are some limitations in FCPX that they are working on with respect to full rendering of Motion projects. It would explain the lack of roundtrip as well as some of the strange limitations on property export to templates.


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Andy MeesRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:47:02 am

Aha. Maybe thats why your effects (and some others) don't show up on my system Alex.

And yes, Brendan you should definitely put together some kind of webpage to collect links to all these effects you've been producing.

Personally I'm hoping that Apple provide some mechanism for creating encrypted Motion Templates in future.


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Marcus Samuel-GaskinRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:26:02 pm

oooooooooooh *rubs hand with glee*

Nice one Brendan!


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Brendan GibbonsRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Jul 21, 2011 at 1:16:49 pm

Glad you like it!

Remember if you want to tweak it in any way just keeping adding filters inside fcp.

And if you want to tweak it inside of motion, make it better and upload it again :)

Just added only basic controls so it can only get better.


Cheers,

Brendan


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brian weinsteinRe: FCP X Effect: BG At the Movies (film strip effect)
by on Dec 25, 2012 at 1:12:44 pm

Brendan,

Will you be posting filmstrip effects with nesting clips? Enjoying your effects.


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