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stig olsen
Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:28:39 am

Hi,

I have a sequence with a window on a boat and Im going to composite an eagle flying outside the window (see from inside).
Im working on stock footage, used keylight to separate it from the blue heaven.
It still looks a bit fake. You have any idea how to improve it and make it look more real?

Stig


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:49:38 am

stig

It still looks a bit fake. You have any idea how to improve it and make it look more real?

Its pretty difficult to give an exact suggestion without seeing what is happening in the shot. But if you want to improve the composite part then you can try adding motion blur which gives it more organic and natural feel.

Duplicate the plate(your footage) and crop the window. So that there will be two layers one with the window and another without it. Use a sky footage or a still to use it as BG. Put the Bird stock footage between the two.

Finally go for CC to make the shot look natural.

Vishesh Arora
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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:16:14 pm

In our craft seeing is most times crucial- post a still or a clip of your comp and then maybe you will get better suggestions.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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stig olsen
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:29:37 pm

Thanks for your help. You can download the image from here - https://www.filemail.com/dl.aspx?id=QSMKVOWFRGOWREN


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:48:59 pm

stig

Motion blur and a little bit of distortion with Bulge effect (Effect>Distort>Bulge)would help.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

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John Cuevas
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 14, 2013 at 1:06:39 pm

The shot outside is pretty blue, due to atmospheric haze, I would suggest some color correction. Right now that bird is living in a completely different color space than the rest of that outside world, a light blue wash would probably help a lot.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:34:55 pm

All the other suggestions plus these:

Bird is too sharp- blur it
Use a Light Wrap to blend it in the back plate.
Match the grain in the two- I would remove grain from the eagle footage and then match grain with the windows/background footage.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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stig olsen
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:32:56 pm

Thank you guys!

I have tried all that you suggested, I guess it seems fake because of the was the eagle in the stock footage is flying and probably because there are no reflections in the windows?

Attached you can download the stock footage of the eagle and the orignal file. If anyone wants to try I really appreciate it.
I guess some sort of reflections or anything (except contrast adjustments) that will make it look like its flying with a bit distance from the window would probably help.
It is suppose to fly from right to left on the right window in the first two couple of second in the clip.

https://www.filemail.com/no/dl.aspx?id=MGHMRDXCRIUYTKA

Stig


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Vishesh Arora
Re: Window / eagle composite
on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:42:52 am

Glad we could help

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

2011 3D Demo Reel:








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