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Spencer TycksenLightsaber Reflection
by on Aug 13, 2015 at 7:16:37 pm

Any quick ideas on how to generate a lightsaber reflection? I have my light saber, and am hoping to make a reflection off the face.

Also, does anyone know what those knock off soundtracks are called? Like the fake Star Wars music that sounds close to the original, but isn't the original.

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Lightsaber Reflection
by on Aug 18, 2015 at 9:17:05 pm

A simple way is to create an adjustment layer with some color correction effects to brighten up your face and color it the same color as your lightsaber. Then, use feathered masks to make it only effect certain parts of your face.

This old tutorial from Video Copilot covers it:

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Dave LaRondeRe: Lightsaber Reflection
by on Aug 13, 2015 at 11:29:56 pm

How real does your light saber reflection have to look? Depending on the answer, the techniques used could be easy or difficult (as in time-consuming).

I'm not sure about the music. Do you have access to a music library?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Zack HosseiniRe: Lightsaber Reflection
by on Aug 15, 2015 at 4:52:01 pm

The term you're thinking of is a "soundalike." Audiosparx probably has some good ones.

Zack Hosseini

"Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out." - Martin Scorsese

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