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Tyre_Deux is not online. Last active: 5/10/2005 1:44:27 AM Tyre_Deux
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Ghosts effect
Posted: 07 May 2005 12:03 AM
hey, i'm trying to create this effect where you see these two guys and they fade in and out from the scene but i only want them to fade in n' out, not the entire backround etc. Any help?
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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 07 May 2005 10:35 AM
Hi,

A very simple method would be to just use the fade transition.
Using a tripod, photograph your scene without the guys, then
add the two guys, withough moving the camera.
Now load that clip(or photos) into movie maker, put it on
the timeline, split it where the guys are added, and then
slide the 2nd clip(with the guys) over the top of the 1st clip.
They will start to appear like ghosts. Then copy the 1st clip
so the copy is at the end. Repeat the proceedure, and now the
guys disappear like ghost. Make your adjustments for how
fast they fade in and out(length of clips, and length of overlay).
Save that as a movie, load it back in, and edit it the way you want.


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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 07 May 2005 11:50 AM
One other thing...in the method I described above,
they fade ALL the way in, and then fade out. If you
don't want them to ever become solid....you need to add
one more step. Create your 2nd movie(edited in the
manor in which you want them to fade in and out), and
save that guy. Load it back in, put the new clip on the
tiime line, along with the portion of the orignal clip that
has no actors. Then you will need to transition those 2 clips
with one of these...or make adjustments to fit you needs

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{16B280C5-EE70-11D1-9066-00C04FD9189D}">
<Transition name="Translucent 0.8" iconid="12" >
<Param name="Progress" value="0.8" />
</Transition>
<Transition name="Translucent 0.5" iconid="12" >
<Param name="Progress" value="0.5" />
</Transition>
<Transition name="Translucent 0.35" iconid="12" >
<Param name="Progress" value="0.35" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>



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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 13 May 2005 01:00 PM
Hey dlk,

I'm trying to understand your method a little more. I'm wondering if it would work for creating a scene where a person might end up in the scene multiple times. For example, let's say I have a scene with 3 chairs. I individually film the empty chairs and then tape 3 clips of someone walking from off-camera and sitting in chair 1, then from off-camera to chair 2, then finally chair 3.

I want to make it so that the person walks into the scene and sits in chair 1, let's say. Then we take a snapshot of that and have the person frozen in the chair. Next we have the scene of the same person walking to chair 2 overlaid on the first. Finally we freeze that and have the final shot of them walking to chair 3. In the end I would want to have the person appear in all 3 chairs.

In re-reading my description, I'm thinking it wouldn't work since when the person walks into chair 2, the person in chair 1 would fade away... at least using the method you outlined.

Hmm... I'll have to think about this a bit more, but if you have an idea, let me know. This may not be easily achieved in WMM2 unless we were to create masked-off sections of the video or green screen effects.

-=Blaine=-

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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 13 May 2005 01:36 PM
Blaine...
This method is really only for ghosts I think. You can use the split
screen method to do twins sitting side by side...and perhaps
you could do a couple of passes and try triplets.

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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 13 May 2005 01:45 PM
And by "split screen" method you mean using something like PIP+? I'll give that a try.

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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 13 May 2005 01:56 PM
Rehan did a special transition for this(none PIP+),
and it has been discussed, if you search around.
Otherwise...you can use PIP+

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Re: Ghosts effect
Posted: 13 May 2005 02:15 PM
Oh thanks, I found Rehan's Split Video transition and a thread (view post 14510) with a similar question.

-=Blaine=-

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