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One of the biggest ironies of working with visual effects is that if you've done your work well, the audience won't notice the work you've done. Good effects appear effortless; the better the effect, the more effort concealment required. So when you ask, "Is there a better way?" the bad news is: Not if you're looking for an easier way. The good ...


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What you are thinking about is a very great way to save production costs and is used in many cases on many sets. Here is what your pipeline would look like: Shoot the footage with green tables Track the movement of the camera (using pfTrack preferably, but after effects can do the trick too) Importing the tracked movement into any 3D-software such as ...


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Found a solution. Maybe someone will need it. Layer -> Auto-Trace


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In Premiere To avoid the trip to AE you can do it in Premiere, but it does increase the complexity of your timeline. You use the Track Matte Key effect, plus a colour key effect. It's a little tricky, but here's the basic set-up: start with your three layers. On the bottom, the background that the dancing man is going to be in front of. Could be empty if ...


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Method 1 In your timeline, stack the matte clip on top of the character clip and add the Ultra Key effect to the matte with the red color as the key. Nest those two clips, and place another Ultra Key effect on the nest, this time keying the black. You'll probably have to mess with the ultra key settings a bit (transparency, choke, and soften) for both ...


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