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Still Falls the Rain - a film by Miguel Santana


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Thanks, guys,

Here, how does this one feel:



I think the reason it felt so odd was because the focal lenghts didn't match on fg and bg, this should be closer to the real thing. Also, I planar-tracked the bg rather than a two-point track I had before, then used a slight multiply expression on the output cornerpin values to fake-offset it into the z-axis.

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much better....
being annoying.... theres a slight roto error on the right hand side of the helmet just at the start...

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Yup, someone else caught that one too. on it :)

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Focus puller to the rescue.
Aren't the particles floating in the air too big ?

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Here's another little update.

This is a pretty quick WIP, only started it after lunchtime today. Just been looking at it all day, so don't really know what I'm looking at anymore haha.

It's a greenscreen shot, the two versions are just one without the fire & smoke.

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Things I'm aware of: the glistening eyes, some keying improvements needed, more work on the lightwrap stuff etc. Also, beware of the shit grade and vimeo's very kind darkening of videos.

But overall, how does that feel to you guys? Which version do you prefer?

Edited by Miguel, 09 March 2012 - 12:37 AM.


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I think the background may be a little too out of focus? There's a definite separation of the character and background and with it all being the same level of blur it's looking pretty flat. Regards the with or without I'm going to be awkward and say in between; the with looks like too much but without lacks the drama it provides, maybe try less fire? Out of the two though I'd say without. :)

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I prefer one without fire, it feels like its a bit distracting.

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the flame one looks better miguel. actually for thuis it could depened on the mood of the music if majorly loud and ramtic the flame one, if the music be very soft and depressing and slow then the other? and damn was just about to post about the flickering eyes on the flame shot lol. oh well looking alright mannnnnnnn.

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You appear to have set his right shoulder on fire in the second one. Need to defocus that smoke over his right shoulder :p

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I prefer the one with the fire it adds more "emotion" into the shot.

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i prefer without fire to , fire is amazing, but something about it:,i think the reason is that fire is on only 1 side, perhaps if you would add fire on the other side as well it would look better, but other then that its freaking amazing :D

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With FIRE!

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The fire distracts from his face, and if this shot is the one where he is witnessing his own house on fire, I would project the fire glow onto his face and not the background and keep that dark and moody, and then cut to the next shot showing the burning house... or have I got the wrong shot?

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No, that's right Martin : )

In the fire version, it does have some fire casting some light on his face, just probably too much fire behind him to notice. I'll see how it feels on the fire-free version, probably try and do it a bit more nicely.

Ahh a lot of mixed opinions, but I do think I'll take the fire out. As martin said, there's a wide shot from behind him where the house is burning in front of him almost straight after, that'll be the big epic shot out of these two.

Either way, also been messing around with the camera and background placement/scale, something definitely doesn't work. Had this problem on other shots before, it's really hard to judge how a background should sit behind him when it's just the greenscreen behind on the footage haha. Tomorrow I'll drag the girlfriend out into a street, match the focal length and angle and use that as reference :D

Should be able to make more progress after the weekend

Edited by Miguel, 10 March 2012 - 12:49 AM.


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I really like the light on his face in the second one, picks his face out from the noisy background, but the fire draws focus back, definitely keep the light on his face though, just a reference scene which could be useful:

http://youtu.be/zPAMCAkbwEs?t=20s

Edited by Con, 10 March 2012 - 11:11 PM.






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