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Boca Seca Saloon: Green Trees Replacement (Tilt-up Shot)
one proved way more trouble than at first suspected. Primarily because
it is a camera tilt, starting low at the foreground characters' feet,
and following him up to this final position as he steps onto the porch.
There is quite a bit of lens distortion in the plate, so a simple matte
wouldn't do. And the tilt is slow, making the nearly-horizontal and
nearly-vertical straight lines prone to buzz.
solution -- executed nicely with some Commotion roto work by Todd Hara
-- was a combination of tracked and roto'd lines, plus a set of mattes
for where Charlie and Jake appear across the background. The roof matte
had to be pretty soft to keep the buzzing down. The comp, which I did
in After Effects, also includes tracking the background horizon into
the tilt, and some heat distortion on the distant skyline.
you know what to look for, you might see this one. If you don't, no
one should ever notice. The overall effect I feel was worth the effort.
The first version looks almost tropical. Definitely not the wasteland
look we were going for.
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