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Adam LewenPre production question
by on Jun 21, 2016 at 3:38:19 pm

Hi all,
About to shoot many still frames to create something of that like

Will shoot a blank page that will later be centered and adjusted.
A "stop motion like animation" will be composited onto...

A blank page is a way to go, right?
A Green card won't really help me here, i think.

thought it wont hurt to ask here...

gonna have 750 frames X 2 frames each = 1500 \ 25fps = 60 frames = 1Min video...

Thanks for any input!

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Kalle KannistoRe: Pre production question
by on Jun 21, 2016 at 6:49:33 pm

Yes, a blank page. A green card would be just extra work.

If a lot of different people are going to be shooting this, you'll need to provide them with a template for the size and placement of the paper in the shot so that it is roughly correct to begin with.

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Adam LewenRe: Pre production question
by on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:36:42 pm

Thanks for the input Kalle!

Luckily, one person is going to shoot all of them. (about 20 shots X 40 people) :-0

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Pre production question
by on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:25:11 am

I would add a couple of tips:
1- have some black crosses on the white card to help with tracking (4- one in each corner for a corner pin track in Mocha). Even if Mocha should be able to handle the blank white board this can only make it better.

2- For framing purposes put a transparent plastic sheet taped over the preview monitor in your shoot and draw with a Sharpie the position of the first person holding the card. This should help keep the card in the same spot - if that's what you're after.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Barend OnneweerRe: Pre production question
by on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:17:37 pm

For tracking the markers in the corner make sense. But if (like in the example you gave) the lighting on the paper is going to change each frame, the painting out of the markers may not be a trivial undertaking. If it were me, I'd probably shoot this without markers.


Raamw3rk - independent colourist and visual effects artist

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