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Dex Craig
Re: Changing focus
on Dec 10, 2009 at 10:26:17 pm

Shooting a rack focus shot requires detailed control of depth of field and careful operation of the focus control on your camera. Not knowing if you're using a pro camera or a consumer one, you might have some trouble pulling it off.

That said, you can fake that kind of rack focus by shooting your foreground item as a separate element and compositing it on your background. Apply a fast or gaussian blur to the foreground element, and then when you want the rack to happen, keyframe the blur down to zero on the foreground element while keyframing from zero to whatever looks right for the background. If your composite is clean, this works really well.

- Dex


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