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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:06 PM   #16
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Were talking about XL2 footage here, not his subject matter and since I don't know the man I'll decline to comment directly.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #17
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hahahaha, i never would have guessed a 62 year old guy would have had the idea to make a romeo/juliet teen skateboard movie involving off limit 16 year old white girls.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 06:45 AM   #18
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Anything by Macgregor meets the 'film look'. Check his movie Similo, shot on dvx.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 10:56 AM   #19
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stock vx2000 www.rileyharmon.com/temp/sky_replacement.mov
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:09 PM   #20
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the best looking i've seen :

The Fast Runner ..shot on NTSC digibeta
http://atanarjuat.com/index1.html

The King is Alive ..shot in PAL either on sony 900 or 1000
http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movie...ml?v_id=201766
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 05:09 AM   #21
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Riley, tell us how you did the sky replacement! I demand an explanation! :) I like the look overall. I think the ability to properly expose the foreground without worrying about the sky really would help video tremendously. The only place there was an obvious problem was the cowboy hat. It is too transparent as it passes by the sky.

Don, I really like the look of The King is Alive. I think it had me fooled. Atanarjuat looks good, but it is not a big deal to let a white background blow out since it doesn't have much detail anyway. This disguised the highlights which gives away the source being video. I bet they saved a bunch of money on the cost of reflectors with all that snow around! They also seemed to take advantage of "golden hour" quite a bit which helped tremendously. Of course, that far north there is golden hour for quite a long time in the summer. :)

Both of these movies illustrate how important proper exposure is with video. The lack of exposure latitude is video's biggest flaw, but the cinematographer can compensate by careful choice of lighting situations.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:33 AM   #22
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riley is it HDR or exposure blending? or is the sky computer generated?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:27 PM   #23
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Riley, how did you have leaves in front of the sky? (at the very beginning of that clip)

Knowing what I know, leaves like that would be a huge PITA.

2- Would you have a before/after clip?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:20 PM   #24
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refresh the link, i have a before and after now

oh oh its magic, you know
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:12 AM   #25
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Riley, how did you have leaves in front of the sky? (at the very beginning of that clip)

Knowing what I know, leaves like that would be a huge PITA.

2- Would you have a before/after clip?
Since Riley seems to dislike sharing his secrets, I'd venture a guess and say that the plants at the beginning of the clip are an overlay added after the fact. It's a nice touch to add realism to the shot.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:15 AM   #26
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nope, they be real, ill upload raw, no hdr just good knowledge of CC, www.rileyharmon.com/temp/raw.mov

compositer/vfx/animator/consultant/etc/jack of all trades dsfajdsfjsd for hire :-)
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:30 AM   #27
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nope, they be real, ill upload raw, no hdr just good knowledge of CC, www.rileyharmon.com/temp/raw.mov

compositer/vfx/animator/consultant/etc/jack of all trades dsfajdsfjsd for hire :-)
Well, then, since this is SUPPOSED to be a board about sharing ideas and methods (at least that's the way I've always understood it), why not spill?
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 01:50 AM   #28
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i will tomorrow, so tired right now to type up ;-) night night
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 03:39 PM   #29
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theres only a couple of things it can be:

hdr, shadow/highlight adjustment, an ndgrad filter or some kind of mask for brightening up the lower area (judging by rileys like of artificial dof, im gonna go with this one).
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 03:47 PM   #30
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first, i took the original footage, converted to bw and did a level adjustment to make it pure black and white, since the sky has the highest luminance values, it became white and the rest black, so It became quick high quality matte, i then used that as a luma track matte, i used several duplicate copies of layers to soften up some edges with different gaussian blurs and blending modes, i also had to use a couple duplicate layers of the raw footage to get those leaves in, i used some feathered bezier masks as garbage masks on a few layers, match move tracking to get the sky to move with camera, final levels adjustment over all layers with levels and magic bullet with a sky lens gradient

the actual sky is a high rez image

im working on a shot with the same lake putting a harbor in, this is all for a historical docudrama im working on
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