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Old 08-13-2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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Does my video looks convincing enough? I moved the space ship frame by frame for close to 400 frames because I didn't know how to motion track at the time.

BTW I'm only 13 and any criticism would be welcomed.

Honestly, to save yourself time on a static shot (IE the camera didn't really move, just shook) you should have kept the camera still. On a tripod or something and than edited in the camera shake with your visual software package. (Crop and trim function).

The editing time would have been but a fraction and given a much more consistant position for the space craft.

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Old 08-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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I am watching this on my phone, so I can't critique everything.

However, I can say that the shadows were perfect for the distance away from the camera, and for placing each frame, that was pretty good motion tracking.

Also, dont tell people your age, just ask them what they think. Don't go looking for pats on the back, just get the job done. Otherwise you'll be too distracted to make quality productions.

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the tips and advice. I did try and match the ships lighting to the actual footage lighting by flipping it so it would have the same light source. I also turned down the opacity of the ship image so it would look far off in the distance.

One thing that I did do wrong, which I regret a little, I tracked it frame by frame without the help of the standard motion tracking tools built into After Effects. Yes, sadly because of this mistake the ship looks a little wobbly in some spots.

And yes, my acting was pretty bad. If there were too be another spaceship video like this, I would try and have a more casual setting. Such as hanging out with a few friends and then noticing it. I also cut, like, 30 seconds of the video because that would take way too long to manually track it. It took me close to 3 hours to keep it in place as best as I could for a ten second video.

I will try and learn automatic motion tracking for my next video that would need the use of it.

Again, thanks for all the feedback, it really helps me and my friends as we try to improve our quality of our videos.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:08 PM   #14
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It looks kinda foggy on a clear day and kinda dark when the sun should make the metal shimmer and shine.

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:02 AM   #15
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Alright, since I didn't want to make a new thread, I'm posting a new video that I made this week with my friend. Mostly look at the use of the text and color correction as well as the use of music. As this is my first real video using some CC as well as a little vignette around the edges.

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