I am trying to put a head or face on a different body. I want to pan up a girls body but when I get to the head, I want it to be a different person. Sort of like a body double. Could this be done in AE. Thank Michael Patterson
Re: Not sure if this is compositing. by Erik Waluska on Apr 22, 2012 at 4:36:02 pm
Have you already shot the footage? If not, I would suggest you shoot the replacement head shot as a static shot on green screen, key it out and then pre-comp it and apply a soft edge mask to the neck area to blend it into the original actor's neck. Then you could use Mocha to track it onto the body. If you shoot the crane shot that moves up the actor's body to their face from farther back and zoomed in rather than close up and wide angle it will reduce the amount of perceived perspective and make it look a little flatter. That should help the static replacement head shot to match the original shot better. Unless you have a motion control camera rig or something so you could repeat the exact same camera move on both actors.
Re: Not sure if this is compositing. by John Cuevas on Apr 22, 2012 at 7:28:12 pm
Well you better composite it, if you do it for real you are apt to go to jail
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