There are levels of complexity and imagination tied to this
assignment. The more novelty, complexity and/or believability you build into
your effect, the more it is worth. You have been shown "Ryanassic Park"
and "The Flying Student", As well as "Honey I shrunk The
Student". For more ideas, Google effects and find
something interesting, challenging and/or something new for us. There are
different ways to produce similar effects. For example: The first student sample
below was actually accomplished by using Photoshop and reducing the opacity
frame by frame. You can produce the same effect in a very short time using Pinnacle
if you do a video overlay, cut up your clip and gradually adjust the
transparency in the chroma keyer. Sometimes there may be hiccups that prevent
you from getting the results you want for whatever
reason, things are not working or you are not getting the quality you want. That is why it is good
to know other means to accomplish similar desired results. The sample below
along with the samples mentioned above are weighed high because of their
complexity, time to produce, novelty (1st to do so) and the quality of the
As in all assignments, you should include an intro and/or an identifying title.
Added sound effects also enhance the over all impact of your special effect
The duration will vary on the complexity of the production
A written overview of the experience and explanation of how you accomplished your feat.
We have this disc at your disposal:
Watch the video and see the difference in the mood and so on results from changing the background.
We also have a DVD on Chromakey tips and there are tons of links to help online.
You could make really cool intros using "Blender". There are all kinds of tutorials and templates on line.
Video overlays -cropping, scaling
black and white verses old film
fast and slow motion