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Old October 3rd, 2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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Creating a "thoughts Bubble"?

Trying to create a “thought bubble” to appear over the head of someone speaking -- indicating what they are really thinking and not what they are saying.

Anyone know of a veg file or method out there for creating this quickly – something in which I can type in text?

Thanks for the help…
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Edward --

Pretty much what I did -- that is, create in photoshop -- import into Vegas...

Thought sombody might have pre-made veggie out there!!
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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>Thought sombody might have pre-made veggie out there!!<

The though bubble over my head right now is:

"I think I have some cooked carrots in my freezer!"

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Sounds like you found them, James, but in the event you didn't see the older ones...

http://www.vasst.com/resource.aspx?i...b-d327a43cdf99
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Old October 4th, 2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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Hi James,

Once you make one you like in Vegas, you can always use the imported timeline feature to avoid creating it over and over, just add the text over the bubble in the main timeline.

I always liked the thought bubble with a number or decreasing sized circles leading to the head, revealing each over time starting with the smallest. A cloud shape is also cool for the actual thought bubble.

Just some thoughts....

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Old October 5th, 2005, 01:11 AM   #7
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Here is a test spot I did recently with a thought bubble, of the Photoshop variety--feel free to cop the style if it helps!
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Old October 5th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #8
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Hey charles,thaz a very nice clip there.How did u do it man? I like the effects of the bubble and the items appearing in front of the item. They r all stills stacked up rite? I guess the toughest part was the lady strolling by...
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Old October 12th, 2005, 08:39 AM   #9
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The one time I did thought bubbles I did as posted above with creating a bubble in a graphics program and adding the text on a higher layer.

I added a "pop" sound for the whole Pop-up video thing.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #10
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Sean, sorry I missed your question...yes, the objects were all stills (purchased for $1 from istockphoto.com, genius site). I made the bubble in Photoshop and added Gaussian blur to the layer in FCP. And yes, as you guessed, having the gal walk in front was a painful rotoscoping job--I'm not proficient in AE so I exported to Photoshop and then brought it back in to FCP. It's actually a pretty hack job but it got the job done. My hat is off to those who do this full-time...!
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #11
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Charles:
You think your rotoscope job was painful?
Check out Peter Jackson's Production Dairy on rotoscoping for King Kong.
http://www.kongisking.net/kong2005/p...ry/#1125073579
The artists there had to rotoscope moving leaves and hair. Heh.
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