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Ben TurnerMagic Sword
by on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:46:18 pm

Hi Forum, I'm making a fantasy style film and our protagonist has a sword that I wasnt to add a sort of glowing/shimmering effect to. Can anyone recommend a method for doing this that won't look too over the top?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Magic Sword
by on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:05:29 pm

How good are you at rotoscoping?

Dave's Stock Answer #2:

When you're out on a shoot, and you say, "we'll fix this in post" without knowing PRECISELY HOW you're going to fix it in post, don't shoot it! You'll only end up shooting it over again.

Since post typically costs three times the cost of production, fixing something in post is not a way to save money, but rather a way to spend more of it.

And, before you say "well fix it in post," always consider who's doing the work, especially if you're the one doing the work.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Erik WaluskaRe: Magic Sword
by on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:23:46 pm

Check out the light saber tutorials at videocopilot. You may be able to modify that effect to get just a subtle glow/shimmer effect.

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