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Old January 26th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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iPod Advert Effect

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would anyone suggest how to achieve the ipod commercial effect with black silhouettes against colourful backgrounds? i mean making the human characters in the footage look like those silhouettes. preferably, either in fce or imovie. any special plugins for that or something?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Well the first thing that comes to me, is to shoot the dancing character against a green or blue screen.. where you can key the background and replace it with anything you like.. for the foreground, since you already have a mask, you can use the "invert" function which most good programs have, and now you will have a different masked area whch you can now use to fill with a color or gradient..(this is you silouhette)

I have not tried something like this using FCP, but I am sure it can be done with a program like After Effects..

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Old January 26th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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I have done it in Premiere Pro 2.0 when I was playing with my home green screen stuff. The above method was exactly how I did it. I just checked in FCE HD and the chroma keyer did have an invert mask option so you should be good to go but I have not used it my self.
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