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RobertoOrtiz
12-20-2007, 07:08 PM
http://www.carlosvegadesign.com/CGT/cvMatteMorro.jpgHey Guys
I will be traveling to the Caribbean region next week and I want to record some RAW footage for future challenges.

I just need to know WHAT you guys would like to play with?
Castles? Empty Beaches?

I will be raoming the islands with my trusty Cannon HV20 camera and I want to record some clean HD plates for future challenges.

You can see some sample footage of this camera here:
link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yWmJINvWmg).


Keep in mind that I will not have a steady cam rig right now, but I have the ability to provide camera tracking info with the clips.

But mos of the shots can be done with a locked camera If requested.


The plates I will record will be CLEAN plates with no people on them,d epending on how popular these challenges are I might do fottage with actors here in the DC/ NY area.

Anyway Some of the plates that I have in to record next week mind are:


Castles, (Pirate Attack Challenge) images (http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0WTb_rIx2pHBQQBV0yJzbkF?p=morro+castle+san+juan&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501-s&x=wrt&js=1&ni=20)
Deserted Beaches images (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversldr/1407529611/)
Lakes (Lake Monster Challenge) images (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanclark/109505230/)
Walled cities (Pirate Port) images
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/naldy/549485241/)So as stated before, I just want to hear your opinion on what you would expect in terms of good raw footage.

And who knows maybe we could even draw some storyboards.

Anyway here are some previous composition images with STILL footage taken in the Caribeean

CgTalk Daily Sketch 221: MATTE WARS 001: Pirate Sea Port (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=130&t=201435&highlight=pirate+port)
CgTalk Daily Sketch 226: MATTE WARS 002: The Shipwreck (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=130&t=202768&highlight=MATTE+WARS)
CgTalk Daily Sketch 554 MATTE WARS 007: The Pirate Port II (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=130&t=301171&highlight=pirate+port)
Thanks,

-R

RobertoOrtiz
12-20-2007, 08:43 PM
Here are some source plates we have used in the past:

(Click to enlarge)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_3.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/3.jpg)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_4.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/4.jpg)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_2.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/2.jpg)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_1.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/1.jpg)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_IMG_9258.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/IMG_9258.jpg)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/th_IMG_9255.jpg (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b216/robertoortiz1/cgtalk/IMG_9255.jpg)

RobertoOrtiz
12-30-2007, 12:03 PM
Well guys, here is an update.
I have started filming some plate footage for future challenges.
Since I donít own a steady cam I will stabilize some of the raw clips in post the image later. Also we had some issues with the lenses, so I will re-film some stuff soon.



Anyway, I will be recording more, in different environments soon.





Anyway I would love to hear your opinion of the progress of this endeavor so far.


tmp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uZvu-ajEUI)
tmp2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtrKWDsnYT4)
tmp3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVV1ZW6Rbgw)
tmp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausgL3VqTy4)
tmp5

Later,

-R

Piek
12-30-2007, 03:22 PM
The fort/castle shots would be handy for those without access to dedicated camera tracking software; the straight-ish lines would give people something to work with. I think a shortened version of tmp4 where you have a lot of movement 'into' the frame, as opposed to a rotating around a point, would be a good starting point for those wanting to do something broader than a matte/establishing scene style shot.

Tmp5 would make a good 'still into animated' matte. With the 1920x1080 footage, participants could put in a bit of movement - slight pan, push in etc. Was it filmed progressive or interlaced?

RobertoOrtiz
12-31-2007, 04:57 AM
Thanks for the comments.
The video is supposed to be progressive.

Anyway I will post more soon.

-R

Matellis
01-02-2008, 09:47 PM
This is a great idea. Good on ya for taking time to do this. I think you should post this in the matte painting forum here on cgtalk. I am sure you will get a lot of ideas from the regulars their :D

Cheers!

ragupasta
01-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Wow, thats awesome to take time out to do this R. HV20 is not a very good camera for matchmoving, or so im told anyways. There was a thread on ssontech about "Say no to CMOS", unfortunatly they have moved forums, so I dont have an exact URL for that thread. Personally I dont have enough experence in that subject, but It was a thread I was specifically told to read and take note of. Just thought it might be relivant thats all :)

Kudos to what you are doing, thats awesome and unselfish. :)

RobertoOrtiz
01-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Wow, thats awesome to take time out to do this R. HV20 is not a very good camera for matchmoving, or so im told anyways. There was a thread on ssontech about "Say no to CMOS", unfortunatly they have moved forums, so I dont have an exact URL for that thread. Personally I dont have enough experence in that subject, but It was a thread I was specifically told to read and take note of. Just thought it might be relivant thats all :)

Kudos to what you are doing, thats awesome and unselfish. :)
The HV20 is a decent camera, but the quality will be ok for what I want to do here.

I am trying to steer the forum more and more into storytelling and the way I see it this is the best way to do it.
Anywa, I will be soon be filming plates in DC, NewYork and the Virginia Mountains. So if you have any ideas, please do drop them.

hamburgerlar
01-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Thank you for this.
Personally, I like city scapes and forests along with water. I am still learning the ins and outs but I think this will be an awesome thread.
:applause:

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