FORUMS: list search recent posts

Fun one: Star Trek Transporter Effect

COW Forums : Lighting Design

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Bob Cole
Fun one: Star Trek Transporter Effect
on Sep 25, 2007 at 6:06:52 pm

Don't know if this is a lighting or a software question, but I need to emulate the Star Trek Transporter effect. A person stands in one place and lights shimmer over her vertically, and she disappears, to reappear somewhere else.

I am told that the original effect was generated by heavy top and bottom lights, with silver particles of some kind dropped within the "tube" of light.

Any suggestions on how to make something like this, without using silver particles, would be most appreciated.

Bob C

MacPro 2 x 3GHz dualcore; 2 GB 667MHz
Kona LHe
Sony HDV Z1
Sony HDV M25U
HD-Connect MI
Betacam UVW1800
DVCPro AJ-D650


Return to posts index

Jay Curtis
Re: Fun one: Star Trek Transporter Effect
on Sep 25, 2007 at 9:16:26 pm

Bob, my understanding was the original effect was relatively simple.

It involved filling the silhouette of the person with a shot of some liquid full of swirling glitter. (You didn't say if you wanted to do it without the silver particles, or something simpler.)

I'd suggest another post on the After Effects forum.

Jay Curtis

Blue Vase Productions


Return to posts index

Bob Cole
thanks
on Nov 20, 2007 at 3:08:41 pm

thanks Jay, sorry it took me so long to thank you. I got some good answers, and wound up just doing a block dissolve which was just fine. The key to selling the effect, oddly enough, was getting the sound effect right.

BC

MacPro 2 x 3GHz dualcore; 10 GB 667MHz
Kona LHe
Sony HDV Z1
Sony HDV M25U
HD-Connect MI
Betacam UVW1800
DVCPro AJ-D650


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]