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Similar to the LP recordings of Foley artist
noises used in ages past, this video collection of
good-looking actors and actresses could be
used to create any drama, be it a soap, cop show,
hospital. Just apply the show's dialogue
soundtrack, mix and match your desired
and thoughtful scrunches,
and it can pass for
Paris Blue* as dubbed into English.
*stand-in for generic foreign cop show
Me, a few days ago, on the sofa, with a green screen behind me
I know I posted this already but this is me on Monday, sitting on the sofa, with a green screen laid behind me across the back of the sofa, with two 135W CFLs and shoot-through umbrellas to light the background softly and evenly, then in front of me was another 135W CFL pointing into a silver reflective brolly. Camera on manual focus, wb and exp. into my Blackmagic ATEM TVS, with a computer doing the slides into another input, and the background video running on a Raspberry Pi 2 into another input. This was streamed live and direct, as it happened, no post-pro. [Ian Tindale, Jun 24 2015]
||Youd have to match the lighting colour, lighting
direction, shadow softness, 24/50/60/59.94 fps,
1080/4K, with whatever youre compositing it in
with. Probably best done as 3D renderings of pensive
standing good looking people. Then they can lip sync
with dialogue straight from the text of the script.
MPEG-4 has features for this, and also EmotionML
uses the MPEG-4 FAPs (facial animation parameters)
to cue different emotions.
||Green screen it, apply lighting effects later. Apply
different lengths of cuts, and don't worry about
matching the dialogue. That's why its a foreign
language dub stand-in.
||Eh? That wont work. If anything, chromakey
demands matching the lighting of the foreground
keyed fill layer with that of the background outside
of the key, before you even start. I do chromakey all
the time, and the lighting, perspective, apparent
height of where the camera was, compared with that
of the background, all has to make sense (the latter
not so much if the feet are not in shot). Unless youre
using colour separation overlay techniques to fake
moon landings, in which case nobodyll worry about
||[+] I've heard a lot of people get lost if they don't get a reaction shot. Should really be a catalogue of reaction shots indexed by the final mood you'd like to feel.
||Ive posted an example I streamed the other day
where I was chromakeyed in front of a long shot
winter sunset over London Bridge, but because I
wasnt trying to merge into the background I
exposed it to do the opposite, make me stand out
against it. The sun direction isnt the same as my
lighting, nor the light colour, nor the scene
okay, though, its just a background. If you want to
make it seem like you belong in the background,
dont do this.
||Can I not be good looking?
||That's another collection.
||Maybe the collection could be expanded to 'Good Looking
People Standing and Looking Pensive in an Office,' 'Good
Looking People Standing and Looking Pensive in a Hospital,'
and 'Good Looking People Standing and Looking Pensive
||That should about cover 99% of the market.