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al chuncrop + silhouette
by on May 20, 2010 at 11:45:57 pm

Got a video that I have to insert into a window frame of a picture.
BUT: I gotta:
1) crop, select portion of video
2) then make it into a silhouette effect...
Kinda like you see a silhouetted portion of someone moving inside the window.
Once the vid's rendered, I'll resize it to fit into window. But I gotta do this crop + silhouette thing first.
Please advise?


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: crop + silhouette
by on May 21, 2010 at 5:53:00 am

it depends on your footage- it may be a roto job or just a levels issue- post a still and we can help some more.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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al chunRe: crop + silhouette
by on May 22, 2010 at 5:59:37 pm

Thanks for your response:
here's a still from the vid


And here's a link to what it's supposed to look like. Basically, the site's in FLASH, but I gotta make everything into html...I'm working on creating the moving silhouettes from the above vid.

http://www.hotelkasper.com

Thanks!!!


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: crop + silhouette
by on May 22, 2010 at 8:21:14 pm

The cleanest way to do it is still roto work- draw a mask and animate to match the silhouette.
However you may still want to try playing with levels to see if you can get a clean enough image (pull color out and get black and white, mask the rest with white- this way you have the jumping man in black only) and use autotrace to get a shape.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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al chunRe: crop + silhouette
by on May 25, 2010 at 11:51:31 pm

Thanks so much for your response. Im gonna try the latter - levels.


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