iMovie '09: Green Screen & Lightsaber Effects

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nickyj182, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    Just got iLife '09 and it looks like it's gonna be a blast. I have a few questions.

    What should I use as a green screen? What color green? Where is a good place to buy it?

    Also, anyone know how to make some good, quick lightsaber effects yet on the new iMovie?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    You should use a color that appears bright and vibrant on camera. But the most important thing is to make sure it is a unique color that doesn't appear in the clothes or skin tone of any of the subjects, because then you will have all sorts of keying problems.

    I am not all that familiar with iMovie, but I would not expect a great light saber solution, as it can be a rather tricky thing to do that normally people use After Effects for.
     
  3. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any updates on the Lightsaber effect in iMovie09?

    What about Final Cut Express... should I get into that instead for Star Wars fan films (kids mainly, not serious hobby but family level movies).
     
  4. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know of any coders out there madly coding up an iMovie09 lightsaber plugin? (here's hoping)
     

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