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Justin
01-27-2005, 04:30 PM
Ok, can anyone please tell me the best possible way to create a B&W person in a color enviroment, ie. Pleasant Ville. Im guessing having the image doubled then adding a traveling matte in After Effects to the shape of the person on the above image and disaturating it. I havn't yet tried it, but I'm guessing its going to look very strange around the edges, probably flicker. I would say green screen, but we dont have the access nor do the traveling shots allow.
Does anyone out there have the answer! Again I want it to look as natural as possible. (Besides the no color thing)

BLUESPIDER
01-27-2005, 05:41 PM
um, theres really a few ways of pulling this off correctly.

1. Rotoscoping, frame by frame masking.
2. Greenscreen/Bluescreen.

PleasantVille used rotoscoping. It's a lot of work and requires lots patience. good luck!

Justin
01-27-2005, 06:23 PM
My only experience in creating a traveling mask for a special effect was using Final Cut's matte tool. Im guessing After Effects can pull it off much better and smoother?

Justin
01-27-2005, 06:23 PM
Thanks Bluespider ;D

BLUESPIDER
01-27-2005, 07:40 PM
Im guessing After Effects can pull it off much better and smoother?

AE would be better but if you haven't tried Commotion Pro, it does a better job rotoscoping because of their advance beizer tools. Practice :)