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Old September 21st, 2005, 07:38 AM   #16
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Jeff,

I was impressed with the light, up-beat look of your short. The mattes were very well done, and the concept, although simple, was very well laid out.

I really liked it - It's a true pleasure to watch.

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Old September 21st, 2005, 10:27 PM   #17
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Awesome effects! Really simple story that works.
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 01:09 AM   #18
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Very nice!

Hi Jeff,
This was very very cool, and very well done. You are extremely clever in the way you pulled off the special fx, I watched it a couple of times and then frame-by-frame to try and pick it apart and study your technique.

I also liked the way you used the colors, and the way you softened the image a bit - at first fram, it reminded slightly of a Mentos commercial - but then it got very cool.

Great job. I loved it.
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 12:28 PM   #19
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I've just had the opportunity to begin watching the shorts from yesterday. Your movie kept my interest through the end! I loved the old, yellowish film look and of course your VFX. How much time did it take you to do the frame by frame matte in AE?

When the picture taker was trying to snap a shot of the guy on the bike, and having difficulty so he pressed the release several times, I thought you might pan back and see multiple, stepped, freeze-framed images of the guy on the bike.

You mentioned something in a different post about your friend's piano playing and how you where a little disappointed. If I had not remembered your comments in that pst, I would have felt the music was intended to seem somewhat choppy to accentuate the mode in your movie.

Overall, good job!
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 02:07 PM   #20
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Thanks. The frame by frame matte took about one hour total. The shots that required it weren't very long, although I did have to come back and correct some off the masks after my friend pointed some problems out to me.
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 03:23 PM   #21
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You're just lucky you weren't masking it the other way. You got to cut a hole in a frozen image. In fact, as a shortcut, you might have been able to export a frame to Photoshop, matte it there, with a feathered edge (maybe?) and bring that single frame back in for x seconds. Might have saved some time?

Just a thought I just had.

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Old September 22nd, 2005, 03:28 PM   #22
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Well the mask is animated though because my actor waves his hand in front of the kid in the one scene. The other scene was really easy to do. The photoshop thing wouldve worked for the soda part, but the kid walking required an animated mask.
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