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sean lee
Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 1, 2012 at 10:53:33 pm

Hi, I was wondering how can i create the effect in this video at 0:18






I'm using Final Cut Pro X and have figured out how to use create the freeze frame but have no idea how to insert an image around the person.
Is this possible to do in Final Cut Pro X or do i need other programs in order to create this effect? if so, which one(s) and can anyone tell me how to do this or can anyone direct me to somewhere that could tell me how to do this.

Many Thanks in advance.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 2, 2012 at 6:27:27 pm

Well, considering this is entirely CGI, with no chroma keying or rotoscoping necessary, they could have done it any number of ways: it's wide open.

It's probably better to tell people what YOU'RE using. Is it all CGI and 3D animation files as well?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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sean lee
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 2, 2012 at 8:04:00 pm

No, I am doing a claymation short somewhat in the style of grindhouse. I will be shooting the claymation using iStopMotion and using Final Cut Pro to edit on.
I may also have access After Effects and Motion if that is needed to do the effect i would like to create.

Do you know if the effect can be created using either of these programs? If not, How?

Thanks


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 2, 2012 at 9:57:08 pm

Take your freeze frame out to Adobe PS
Cut it out.
Bring it back in.
Layer over background.
Or do it all in AE.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:37:13 pm

[sean lee] "No, I am doing a claymation short somewhat in the style of grindhouse. I will be shooting the claymation using iStopMotion and using Final Cut Pro to edit on."

You easily can put a chroma key background behind the claymation subject. You might also want to think about shooting great, big image sequences like 2K: far better resolution and color replication.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:16:29 pm

[sean lee] " have no idea how to insert an image around the person."

You don't insert an image around the person, you essentially cut the person out of the existing frame, then put an image behind the person.

First, you create freeze frame of the person.

Then, you rotoscope around the person (best done with Motion, Combustion, AE, Photoshop, etc.) - i.e. draw a freeform matte around the person, thus turning everything outside the matte transparent.

Then you put the person on V2 above a background, which can be anything you want; video, text, animation, etc.

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Richard van Harderwijk
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:24:27 am

If you do stop motion, you can choose the background I assume.
Green, blue, even red if there are no human flesh tones in your clay.

Then you don't have to rotoscope, but use a chroma key. Be sure to use a cam/codec with good color space.

http://generalspecialist.com/2006/10/greenscreen-and-bluescreen-checklist.a...


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steve knattress
Re: Freeze Frame, Insert picture as background. Grindhouse style. How can i do this?
on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:22:47 pm

Often what works well if it is for a graphic with details of the person etc.
Is to select and possible zoom to your required frame in FCP ( zooming to leave room for graphics etc.)

Then export that frame ( mark in and out on same frame then export as Tiff act, don't used a compressed format such as jpg)

Bing into PS AE or anything you like then do as described above to get a cut out of your foreground figure.
It then put this on V2 above the original freeze background ( or any other you wish).
A slow move out of V2 above your background together with a slight move on the added graphics often works well.

This is how the 3D effect on old photos is achieved.
You can separate the foreground people from the background in AE then put each person, any cut out objects etc on the background in a 3D space.Then move the camera for the required "3d effect". ( clone/paint the background if you area moving too far and run out of background)

Steve


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