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Brett Putman
Comp a Person out of a Shot
on Jun 22, 2011 at 5:17:51 pm

I have a couple of shots that I am looking to comp someone out of the background of.

I have never done this before and I am looking to find a basic guide as to how to best approach this. Basically just to get me started and then I can figure it out from there.

Also, if there are any great tips out there that anybody has who has experience in this, then please send them my way.

As usual, THANKS!

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Comp a Person out of a Shot
on Jun 22, 2011 at 5:52:57 pm

It really depends on the nature of the shot. Is the person moving? Is the camera moving? Are things behind them moving? How far in the background are they? What's behind them? Does anything cross in front of them?

The basic principle of object removal, be it a person or a stunt wire, is to have an image of what would be there if they weren't there and put it over top of them (and their shadow).

The exact methods can vary wildly.

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