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In filmmaking, visual effects (abbreviated VFX) are the processes by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot.

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Automatically detect “who is speaking” on an audio clip

Preface I'm a bit of a novice in video/audio production. I'm a software developer by trade, so I'm technical. I just may get some of the A/V lingo wrong. Goal I want to produce a video where the ...
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Filming actors separated by perspex

How would you go about lighting and shooting two actors attempting to touch but separated by a (hopefully invisible) sheet of perspex? Shoot it practically? Get them to fake it? Lighting issues?
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Rotating image/video about an axis within xy-plane in FCP

Is it possible to animate a photo/video so that it continuously rotates about an axis within the xy-plane? For example, rotate it about the y-axis. I know how to regularly rotate a video (rotation ...
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Streamer Glow Effect: Star Trek New Generation - S.7 E.11

I was watching this episode and was amazed by the effect that they did to the streamers. How would they pull this off? I couldn't capture a picture of this but ill try to explain it. The streamers ...
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Adobe After Effects how can you create a distorted line moving along a video / picture? Example given in desc

Saw this on youtube and i would really appreciate if if anyone could explain to me how to do it- The youtube video is below and the distorted libne is in the intro: ...
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How to do a camera projection in maya?

I have a video, which I have tracked and solved for camera movement, which I have imported into maya. Now that I have this scene, I would like to do a camera projection on the objects, however, I can ...
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What is the best software for visual effects?

I want to gain some recognition by making some short films and youtube videos. I pretty much shot and edited movies in my mobile itself, and now planning to shift to PC which is a little more powerful ...
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how to put background or solid block of color on a video

I'm currently producing a top ten highlight video. It includes the names and stats of the players on it and I'm wondering how do I give the text some background so it looks more professional I'm ...
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Pop out a shape out of another shape

How do I do a 'pop out' effect from one shape out of the other? Right now I have this: But I would like if the shape visually appeared out of the left 1. So like it stretches and then comes ...
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are there any online Visual effect schools/courses?

If you want to learn how to animate you have a couple of options. You can either go to a raditional school or university, or you can take online courses on various sites. Are there similar online ...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

I know that a Grey Card is used for the white balance of the camera, but whate are the Grey Balls used for? On big Productions, there is usually a guy (what is his job?) that holds up a grey ball and ...
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What VFX and video production softwares are used in movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange”? [closed]

I was thinking that for VFX, they used Maya or some other animation software (especially for Dr.Strange) and for the video production, they used Sony Vegas or After Affects. And of course, they might ...
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Where can I find good free quality VFX effects stock library?

I'm having fun with HitFilm software and playing with my kids to make movies. I'd like to add some VFX to our creations. Where can I find a good bunch of stock video and audio effects? Usually our ...
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Nuke studio GPU

I'm working on my first project on nuke studio 10. The sequence is 10 mins long. I set the default blink device to my NVidia titan x. My machine is a Mac pro 5,1 12 cores. I tried to export the ...
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How do I make a video play on an image?

I am trying to make an intro for a video where the video only plays within an image. In this video, during the first 5 seconds, an image appears as white over the video and then switches to the video ...
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Can you zoom while moving backwards with modern cameras?

Hitchcock used to do this to create the feeling of nausea.
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How to remove Tracker points from green screen footage

I have downloaded green screen footage that has tracker points with it. I have easily remove the green screen but I am unable to remove tracker points from it. I have google it, but unable to find ...
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What is the best way to learn VFX? [duplicate]

I am new to this field but I'm very interested in making VFX and I had done some VFX clips on my phone. But I want some software names which I can understand easily and also create visual effects.
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Whats the name of this Effect?

I've been seeing a lot of Motion Graphics work including this special destruction like effect. It looks like this: Watch Video here Does anyone know, what this effect is called? Or what program is ...
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Tracking a person

What program does this kind of tracking and how hard is it to achieve good results? I've seen this done in a lot of vfx breakdowns.
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After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform

I was wondering how does one create a sliding waveform in After Effects? I know how to do a static one (since there is a simple effect for it) but I have no idea how to do a progressing one that ...
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How do I create this effect of instantaneous typing in a video?

I have seen in many videos where I see a cursor blinking and then something(maybe the name of a person) is typed out in the video producing an effect of the thing being instantaneously typed out.How ...
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What technique was used to transform Captain America from thinner and smaller into stronger and longer?

I would like to know what technique they used to show Chris Evans smaller and thinner in Captain America The First Avenger. What is the name of this video editing trick? How Chris Evans Captain ...
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How much visual effects studios like weta digital make per movie? [closed]

Does anyone know how much VFX studios like Weta Digital make per movie? http://www.wetafx.co.nz/
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What are some ways to simulate an explosion?

I'm beginning production on a film in the next few weeks, and I need an explosion in one of the scenes. It's not super complicated, just one shot a few seconds long with an explosion coming off the ...
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Which would be the best VFX software for an absolute beginner?

I am absolutely new to VFX designing and I have tried my hands on Blender, which I find quite useful. I tried After Effects, but couldn't do anything due to its complexity. I want to know about a ...