Wednesday, July 23

Episode 110

The Wippets sing "Three Is A Magic Number"
by Blind Melon.



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7 comments:

mark said...

nothing short of awesome! love the choreography! would you share the secret of the animated drawings? after effects i suppose?

Ron said...

All Flash actually, including the fireworks, spent just a couple evenings on it, real simple.

Kelvin Kao said...

Loved the animations! Sort of a technical question: how did you keep the transparency when you export from flash into the video editor?

Ron said...

I didn't have to. I captured the live action video from the digital camera, then exported as a Quicktime movie. Imported that movie into Flash, made a new layer on top of the live action layer, drew and painted the animation on top of it, re-exported as a video.

If I ever had to export from Flash and preserve the transparency from it to a video editor, I imagine I'd just have to export the animation as sequential PNG images (24 bit alpha channel), but I haven't had to try that yet.

chet said...

I haven't worked in Flash, but you could probably also export flash animations like this (with the white text on black) without working about preserving transparency. Import this as a new track into your editor and set the blending mode to "Screen" ... this would quickly knock out all the black.

You could also key out a specific color...

Nice work on the video, Ron.

Ron said...

Yeah thanks Paul, you are the chroma key master I see from your videos, I've only attempted to use FinalCut recently in attempts to do some blue screen style stuff, I'm still experimenting. :)

chet said...

Hehe... thanks for the compliment, Ron. Oh, but I am far from a chroma key master! I've been able to use my experience as a photographer to expose and light my video work in such a way that makes it fairly painless to key out stuff is all. I use Final Cut Express with a dvMatte Pro plug-in filter, and a EEFX Bluescreen which helps get a clean key also.

If you ever want to delve into this stuff a bit further in your own work, I'd be glad to share anything I know that might help you out.

Just give me a shout :)