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26/07/2016 04:00:29

AllClass
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I'm planning to do some shots from 1st person view, including waking up and getting punched.. Any tips on filters or effects, specifically for an 'eyes opening' shot?

Thanks as always
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26/07/2016 04:18:52

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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well, for starters, I think this would be best done in your video editor.

If you go ahead and use muvizu to record the basic 1st person event, then in your video editor you can just use a 2d graphic shaped like eyes (with the eyes transparent and everything else black) on the layer above your muvizu footage.

Then you can add 2 more 2d graphics ... black rectangles, one for each of the eyelids.. and use keyframes to move them up and down.

I think this approach will be pretty easy and it will also give you maximum control over the timing and positioning of the eyes & eye lids.
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26/07/2016 05:14:14

AllClass
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Good thinking as always, cheers Pat
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26/07/2016 12:26:42

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i do have to say that any first person perspective is just a camera that would be used from height of a characters eyes. there would be no eye shapes on the screen. if a persons eyes were shut the screen would just be black and when open just the camera view. so the opening of the eyes would only have to be the black screen transitioning to a camera view. could be done with a combination of lighting and blurring the screen with depth of field.

what i mean is this....



at about 7mins 20 secs in. warning this vid does contain a horror element Big Grin
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26/07/2016 14:38:30

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I found that using keyframes I can make the camera move around like a 1st person perspective (since your head is rarely still), and combined with the other effects mentioned should let the viewer know what's going on.
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26/07/2016 14:40:09

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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As shown in the video, footstep/breathing/heartbeat sound effects work well too.
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26/07/2016 14:58:07

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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fazz, everything about that video was incredible!

The characters were truly creepy, the integration of external sound was perfect, the enterprise sets were amazing...

all of the slaying action and spurting blood was seamless... what editor do you use? The flashing lights and various effects were quite good.

Fading thru a blur from eyes closed to eyes open was also very effective. I liked the passing floors in the elevator...
I could go on and on.
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26/07/2016 15:01:00

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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PatMarrNC wrote:
all of the slaying action and spurting blood was seamless... what editor do you use? The flashing lights and various effects were quite good.

Most of the blood seems to just be coloured and moved Muvizu effects. One where a throat is cut is the tears effects textured red. Another is the roman candle all red.
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26/07/2016 15:14:44

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
PatMarrNC wrote:
all of the slaying action and spurting blood was seamless... what editor do you use? The flashing lights and various effects were quite good.

Most of the blood seems to just be coloured and moved Muvizu effects. One where a throat is cut is the tears effects textured red. Another is the roman candle all red.


very observant, MDW13... there are so many ways to do things....
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26/07/2016 15:46:44

fazz68
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mr dr who i quite right all effects are muvizu effects bar one. the only one that isnt is the phaser hit which is a crudely draw GIF done in gimp and overlayed in editing and keyframed to stay with the body of our psycho killer. as i was going for the cheapo original star trek look it works quite well lol
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26/07/2016 17:37:16

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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fazz68 wrote:
mr dr who i quite right all effects are muvizu effects bar one. the only one that isnt is the phaser hit which is a crudely draw GIF done in gimp and overlayed in editing and keyframed to stay with the body of our psycho killer. as i was going for the cheapo original star trek look it works quite well lol


everything looks great to me! I really enjoy all your videos, Fazz, and I wish you'd participate here on the forum more often. I'd also like to see more new ideas from you.
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27/07/2016 01:19:58

AllClass
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone,

Fazz - that video is breathtaking... Definitely raised the bar and motivated me seeing that kinda quality level
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