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Lester Millado
Can I Make The Camera Cry?
on May 13, 2010 at 1:26:42 pm

Hello all,

I need some help. I'm doing a little POV short, in which the character (which is portrayed by the POV perspective) begins to cry. In other words, I need the screen to get "teary eyed". Help? Thank you in advance.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Can I Make The Camera Cry?
on May 13, 2010 at 3:00:51 pm

Try building an animated displacement map, and using the Displacement Map effect:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103a9d...

Use the same map, probably with some tweaks with the Levels effect, in conjunction with Compound Blur, and you're all set.

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


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Can I Make The Camera Cry?
on May 13, 2010 at 5:54:17 pm

Dave's got some good suggestions.
In part two of the weather replacement tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz covers how to get droplets of water on the camera. I haven't looked at it, but I suspect it's close to what Dave said.

Here's part one and part three, in case anyone wants to see the whole thing.

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Kim Segel
Re: Can I Make The Camera Cry?
on May 14, 2010 at 1:42:09 am

Also, at the end of this tut:
3D City he does a "drops on the lens" trick. Don't know if it's the same as Aharon's method.

You can see them clearly in the splash page: (no pun intended)
http://www.videocopilot.net/assets/public/images/vc_cool/tutorialpics/large...

Kim







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Michael Szalapski
Re: Can I Make The Camera Cry?
on May 14, 2010 at 4:10:54 am

Of course, you could always shoot through a protective cover and run actual water down it. Much easier and more realistic... just sayin'.

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