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Good-Looking People Standing and Looking Pensive

Generic cop drama filler
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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, or hospital. Just apply the show's dialogue soundtrack, mix and match your desired grimaces, eye-shifts, and thoughtful scrunches, and it can pass for Paris Blue* as dubbed into English.

*stand-in for generic foreign cop show

RayfordSteele, Jun 24 2015

Me, a few days ago, on the sofa, with a green screen behind me https://www.youtube...watch?v=fu4SIrplcYU
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]


       You’d have to match the lighting colour, lighting direction, shadow softness, 24/50/60/59.94 fps, 1080/4K, with whatever you’re 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.
Ian Tindale, Jun 24 2015

       Isn't this Italy?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 24 2015

       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.
RayfordSteele, Jun 24 2015

       Eh? That won’t 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 you’re using colour separation overlay techniques to fake moon landings, in which case nobody’ll worry about shadows, etc.
Ian Tindale, Jun 24 2015

       [+] 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.
4and20, Jun 24 2015

       I’ve 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 wasn’t trying to “merge into” the background I exposed it to do the opposite, make me stand out against it. The sun direction isn’t the same as my lighting, nor the light colour, nor the scene perspective. That’s okay, though, it’s just a background. If you want to make it seem like you belong in the background, don’t do this.
Ian Tindale, Jun 24 2015

       Two questions:   

       Can I sit?   

       Can I not be good looking?
AusCan531, Jun 24 2015

       That's another collection.
RayfordSteele, Jun 24 2015

       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 Outside.'   

       That should about cover 99% of the market.
RayfordSteele, Oct 18 2016


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