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Old May 24th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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key out cloudy day?

Okay guys, heres the problem;
long story short i rushed an exterior scene and (against my better judgment) i shot on an overcast day when i needed a blue sunny one.
i am indeed an idiot.
anyone have any ideas on how to correct this in premiere pro 1.5?
i know that the right answer is just to reshoot...but i am trying to avoid that as the location is no longer very easily accessed.
the thought of frame by frame rotoscoping is making me queasy.
just some info on the shot, its not stationary. it is a two shot walk and talk and
matching CU coverage.
any ideas would be greatly appreciated, more so that i can express in a web forum.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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It depends on how your footage looks. Can you put a little preview on youtube? We cannot effectively answer your question if we have no idea how the shots look.

But I doubt this can be done in Premiere alone. It would involve serious compositing.

In the meantime, look here:
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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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Did you try Magic Bullet Looks?
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Old May 27th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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it sound like a job for Adobe After Effects
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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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I'm no expert...

I'm no expert, and I tend to favor the Macgyver, whatever will work, approach to things.

Can you duplicate the scenes on top of themselves and oversaturate the blue in one of them? Tweak the opacity until things fall together...

Or if the people are dark-haired, you could do a loose matte around their heads and shoulders (or whatever body part) and do what I said above. mask out the lower areas of the screen and go crazy on the blue for the upper areas of the screen. Yes, you'd have to adjust the matte, frame by frame, but it wouldn't have to be exact if the people/surroundings are dark.

If it didn't matter on the day of shooting, why would it matter now that the sky isn't blue? Is there dialogue that speaks of a "beautiful blue sky over our heads right now?"

Maybe someone else has a better idea. I just had to work with a similar problem.
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