Monday, April 19, 2010

Rig Removal

Editing has begun! I've finished 10 of the 35 shots that need some form of editing - the majority of it is deflicker (pale walls really catch the light!) and some rig removal and 2D effects added in. It's going pretty quickly so far.

I'm posting a video on editing a rig out of one shot - normally I'd take a blank frame at the beginning or end of the animation, line it up, then erase out the rig revealing the normal background behind. But this shot had tiny amounts of camera shift and a little flicker, which is a real hassle when the background's blurry. So I created a half frame then did a loose rotoscope of Henry to make it match. (If I'd roto'd out the rig it would cause an outline showing the difference, but since Henry is moving, any slight changes aren't as visible)

So we've got the original file, the roto'd layer, and the final composite.
video

9 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

Perfect. Brilliant. Fabululous! Emmy that clip looks amazing! I love love love your lighting! I hope you show later your set up, camera, lights, editing software, etc. w00p!

Dan Metalmadcat said...

m_) Interesting how that works.

Although I have much more fun without it. I find very tedious to do all the post production work. But I guess behind every tedious work there is a big reward. Good job!

michael said...

magic emmymme is flying again !

job more than well done - this sneak preview is so so so sweet: I really wanna meet Henry one day, or at least have a sneak preview into his world.
I'm all out of words, somehow.

About the rotoscoping - simple trick with great effect, very good idea ! I don't know how many hours I spent in front of the 'puter cutting out parts of a picture and adding that parts into another picture seamlessly. And this was just with stills !

And about Henry and his world - the set is so perfectly (!) lit. Amazing. Booya. Really encouraging. All the best for the final editing process...

Brett McCoy said...

Very nice work! Imagine back in the days of the first Star Wars movie that it costs thousands of dollars to do that kind of thing, and you still got matte lines and all. You are using TVPaint still?

Rich Johnson. said...

Looks freakin perfect. Nice work

JON said...

Your style of animation is really very smooth, a lot of emotion from that tiny glimpse of your performance. Can't wait to see the final product. Congrats!

Mattson Tomlin said...

excellent stuff!

jriggity said...

oooo....coool behind the scenes action!

this is great.

jriggity

Aravind.J said...

that's awesome!! nice composite and lighting! looks great!!