iPod Commercial Effect

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by quicknshiny, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. quicknshiny macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2005
    Im doing a music video project for a class at school . . . i was wondering if there are any ways to recreate the iPod Commercial effect on a moving subject in Final Cut Pro. Ive played around with some of the video filters already and have an idea of how to create a silhouette type effect on a person. . . .i just need to know how to make it move with the motions of the person.

    Help ASAP would be GREATLY appreciated

  2. robx2 macrumors member

    May 27, 2005
    Here's a little tutorial using a stuffed chicken.


    Still hard to do... especially without a good camera and a green screen. You could export it frame by frame into Photoshop and do cut outs, but that would take forever.
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    ...that's not a tutorial.
  4. freeny macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
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    If you have a copy of After Effects its relatively easy. using a green screen will also make your life a whole lot easier. otherwise youll be rotoscoping till the cows come home.
    Final Cut isnt the best for effects and compositing.

    If you do have a green screen and use final cut, apply a black fill to the moving persons alpha channel. on the background layer do a yellow or whatever color you want fill. If you plan on making an ipod or somthing else white like in the commercials..well, that gets a little more trickey.
    But again, After Effects was built for this stuff....

    Good Luck.
  5. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
    use the blue screen stuff that Final Cut Pro has.
  6. benwa02 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    Is Motion2 the Apple equivalent of After Effects?

    Could this be done with Motion instead of AE?
  7. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    After Effects would make the process of green screen removal a lot easier. Primatte will be your friend. :D

    It's fairly easy to do the silhouette ads but you need to do a lot of pre-production on set filming to get the cleanest plates. The white wires are created by a matte, making sure the rest of the scene does not have white.

    Some manual rotoscoping might be in order, easily accomplished in AE, not so much in FCP.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  8. quicknshiny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2005
    THANKS A BUNCH, but tutorials?

    Thanks all for your input!

    I went to class today and did some experimenting . . . in short: we decided to use green screen.

    if anyone knows of any tutorials for adding a video background, please let me know because for some reason i have that feeling like im making it much harder than it needs to be. haha

    Thanks again everybody . . . u guys rock! :D
  9. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Take the clip, and then Chroma out the Green, put a layer on the bottom of the video and walla.

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