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In general you can't create visual effects within a single application, because there are too many different departments like: Match moving Keying / Rotoscoping Modeling Texturing Animation Simulation Lighting / Rendering Compositing Some of them are more artistic and other very technical tasks. For every task there are 2+ specific applications to solve ...


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You don't need to use greenscreen. You need to track markers, and put your footage above the markers and greenscren. Just lock position on markers points. Like in this video, but track not corners, but markers. Then you can add some effects for footage, to look more immersive.


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I come from a Hollywood visual effects background, and I was a matchmove lead for a couple of shows. For the above process mentioned, Vfx facilities do it all the time. Like Poor mentioned, it is very labour, skill and time intensive. Unfortunately, in almost all cases if you see the actor in the shot without a tracking suit, and if we need to track / ...


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It looks like a mix of factors to me. Certainly re-timing (speeding up and jumping frames around) is a part of it, but mostly, I think they had a lot of wind on a green screen and then cut it over an environment where it doesn't make sense. It's hard to tell how much the excess blinking is the wind and how much is re-timing, but some of it does appear to ...


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The best thing you can do is get as much right on set as possible. Cover cast, crew, and equipment with black fabric, hide them behind black curtains, Get your talent as far away from the green screen as far as you can while still maintaining its utility; choose your angles carefully, and keep the shots short, because whatever you do, you're going to have ...


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Yes, they are used for adding visual effects in post. The mirrored ball is for creating an environment map or reflection map. These maps provide the same lighting from the real scene to the virtual scene where graphics are created to composite into the existing scene. I believe the grey ball is used for recording more diffuse lighting from all angles, ...


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To project a video instead of a photo: convert your video to an image sequence (with Nuke, AfterFX, Premiere, whatever...) load it into your file node, then click on 'Use Image Sequence' scroll in the timeline, and Maya will load the according frame


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You can do this quite easily without content-aware fill or anything like it. I'd tackle this by doing the following: create a rough shape for each tracking-point (the color doesn't matter) track each point using the native after-effects tracker and apply the track to the corresponding shape. All the shapes should now stick to their tracked point. Precompose ...


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Simple. Get the waveform of your audio file (You could screenshot the audio file in a sound editor to do this). Animate it moving sideways. Less simple: Bring the audio into your comp. Right click the audio layer and chose Animation Assistant>Convert audio to keyframes Now use the keyframes to drive the scale, rotation, position etc of some elements of ...


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Sony Vegas Pro comes bundled with NewBlue Titler plugin which has a 'Type On' transition preset which does this automatically. After Effects can do this as well: see this tutorial. Basically, this can be done manually in any program in which one can animate masks. In short, in one frame the mask shape extends till the edge of the currently revealed letters. ...


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https://www.actionvfx.com/collections/free-vfx/category https://www.productioncrate.com/ These are the best free ressources I found, especially the ones from ActionVFX


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I've just found this nice Video & Filmmaker Magazine list of free stuff. Some of them: Chroma Key Backgrounds Cute Stock Footage LightLeakLove


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You can duplicate your footage and add a displacement map as your revealer with a black line with gradient


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It depends on whether you just want to learn animation or actually need a diploma. Many online sources won't issue one, so you will 'just' learn how to do it, but not have any trustworthy certificate. If you just want to learn, there are so many good sites that offer courses and trainings (most of them commercially), it depends on what kind of animation you ...


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You can use a Track Matte. If your vertical lines aren't already precomposed, precompose them. Duplicate the Precomposition in your main composition. Place the shadow layer between the two precomps. Set the shadow layer's TrkMat setting to Alpha. (If you can't see the Track Matte [TrkMat] dropdown press the Toggle Switches/Modes button at the bottom of your ...


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Replicating an accurate VHS-look is a complicated profession, but if you are not worried about the technical accuracy you could emulate it like this: Create a solid called "Displace-Map" Apply turbulent noise to it set the scaling to something huge in the x-axis and something reasonable (100%) on the y-axis. alt-click the stopwatch on "...


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Yeah that was actually the best opening ceremony ever... Doing something like this yourself is a hefty task, but first, here's what you would need: A software for tracking A software for modeling / animating (optionally something for compositing / color grading) Luckily, Blender (which is free) can do all those things, but has quite a steep learning-curve. ...


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OpenEXR is mostly used for VFX. It's a good format to get 3D renders into and out of compositing software because it can use 32 bits of precision, and store "deep pixel" information, such as vertex normals, ambient occlusion, z-depth, global illumination, etc. The type of information is actually arbitrary; you could store temperature data on a per-pixel ...


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Resolve has a pretty solid tracking system built-in. I would recommend you track your footage first and make sure your trackers really stick to the wall. From there, you can go many ways. The cheap and easy way is to just take a hole.png and attach it to the trackers, so it sticks to the wall. This might look bad though when moving around the wall, since ...


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There's not much to it, the effect could be called "3D tracking Text" or something like that. Open up After Effects. Load up your file that you want to put the text in. Use the camera tracker that natively comes in After Effects. Now, you can attach a null to one or more points that are automatically generated and detected, which will follow the geometry ...


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You can check PFTrack. Also there are another good trackers options like Boujou, Syntheyes, Mocha Pro, Match mover, 3D Equializer ... NukeX has also a good tracking suite.


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It's because the template you're using is referencing video files, or still images - the Lens Flare effect, which do not use an alpha channel. This was likely done deliberatly by the template author to prevent bloating the template file size, especially if it's a motion/video file. A video flare that moves, using an alpha channel would be huge in size ...


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I've not used Window Movie Maker, so I don't know it's abilities. However, the area where the text shows up is called a "lower third" because it's in the lower 3rd of the screen. If Movie Maker has the ability to add titles, it might have some named something like "Lower 3rd". If it doesn't have such a title option already, you can easily create something ...


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For simple shape and best result you can do it frame by frame, drawing each morph state separately For more complex shapes, I will advise: Move second object (and maybe scale it from little size to normal) from behind first one Bend part of first object outwards slowly, while new object appear (simultaneously with point 1) In the moment, when second object ...


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This depends from Company to company, there are multiple companies working on multiple shots, or sometime even on the same shots. Because this (sometimes) differs a lot from eachother, it's really hard to give you an answer to this question. As mentioned, this heavily depends on effects you want to acchieve and the company you work with. These are some ...


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if you are looking for free VFX you might want to check out https://nomadnationstore.com/ They offer a monthly growing library for free VFX Assets in HD and 4K No registration or whatever needed. Just download and have fun.


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If you have the logo or title in Black and white then you will simply mix between them as they mix differently on the video background. But the trick is making sure that your editor can do "layer math". Perhaps you've noticed in Photoshop or other paint programs that you can do more than simply Mix 2 images together (like a dissolve)? You want to look for a ...


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After Effects is probably the easiest if those are the types of effects you want. It's not free, but I'm pretty sure it's cheaper than most alternatives for effects or compositing & has tons of online resources to learn with. Premiere Pro has some similar features (masks, shape layers, animation w/keyframes, etc), but not as robust or easy to use. You ...


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VFX on a phone is much different than actually doing it on a computer. You might want to take stepping stones to VFX and start by editing videos with a NLE. One of my favorites is Premiere Pro (though, it's been buggy lately). Once you learn how to edit videos, you can then move onto VFX with Adobe After Effects, or Hitfilm for more simpler stuff.


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