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13/08/2012 23:48:21

wdeprospo
wdeprospo
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Hi,

I like the telephone and mobile action. They work well. However, I would like to simulate a pickup and hangup. I have telephone conversations that go on for more than several seconds. Pickup the telephone or mobile, hold picked up while talking, then hangup. Any chance someone knows a technique for doing this?

William
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14/08/2012 10:53:16

jamesriley
jamesriley
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Hi William,

If you have telephone conversations that last several seconds then I think the best workaround would be to film it using camera cuts.

For example, if you have one character in Camera 1 position and a copy of that same character in Camera 2 position then you could film the first character doing the pick-up of the phone and have the camera on him until he is about to hang up. At this point it could cut to the second camera with the character in the middle of the animation. After this the camera could then cut back to the first camera with the character having done the animation again catching him during the conversation and then hanging up.

This is by no means perfect but would 'extend' the talking on the phone animation by several more seconds than the original animtaion.

I hope this helps,

Jim
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14/08/2012 15:10:21

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I agree, camera cuts with a well chosen camera angle is the answer here. I used this in ep2 of staundoone (3mins 50secs into the episode if your interested!)

Cheers
D
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14/08/2012 17:43:05

wdeprospo
wdeprospo
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice. I looked at EP2, and that's pretty much what I want to do. I will need to rewrite a little to make it work, but it looks good.

Thanks again.

William
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