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  11 November 2002
November 2002 Challenge issues resolved in this thread

let em rip
  11 November 2002
woopiedoo! Im there too, hmmm gotta fetch a cam of some sort.
/me goes to find a junkie who is willing to act stupidly for a burger or two
Take the wheel and drive
Links to some of my other threads.
Old Scientist
Comic Chicken
  11 November 2002
Hey, erm if we don't have access to a camera can we just shoot a still image and just animate the hell out of everything via projection mapping? (as long as it looks good)

-Allan McKay
Allan McKay
CG Society Instructor
  11 November 2002
I went back and forth on this one, and in the end the answer was no...
sorry, but integrating CG into video is part of the challenge.

  11 November 2002
that Canon XL-S

Have you seen the price on those Canons???!!! :thumbsdow :jawdrop:
only $3,500, any reviews/info, not that I would ever get one.

But real question- matte paintings for after destruction?

I've never integrated live footage with CG, just done few CG animations... how much hard drive space are we talking about for uncompressed video from a normal Sony camera via firewire?

zoom? digital or normal?

Must include some sort of 3d, or can it all be smoke and fire and matte cuts?
  11 November 2002
5 Seconds of uncompressed footage should be around 200-300 mb

The canon xl1 is very nice , but the sony handycam should be just fine for this challenge. Thats what i am going to be using also.

good luck!
  11 November 2002
Unhappy oh

Oh..thats sad then.....since we cant use still images.
I wanted to give this challenge atleast a try...

oh well.

  11 November 2002
How important is the Tripod?

Cool contest, I hope I can participate.

I have one question, for the recording of the live action.

How important is to use a tripod with the camera?

Here is the DC area cops have been REALLY paranoid about tripods after 9-11 and the sniper.

I know this because I have tried before to record some stock footage, and repeatedly been stopped by the cops.

Any ideas?

Anyway I have some camera tracking software.


-Roberto Ortiz
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  11 November 2002
aazimkhan: You don't know anyone with a video camera? Maybe there is someone in his area that can help him out?

Sheep: I think I'm going to be doing the caricature, but if you need someone to run around in your video, or fall into a crack, or get crushed by some concrete, give me a call. An earthquake visual effect in San Francsico is perfect.
  11 November 2002
Question Camcorders


- Is the use of Camcorders Mini DV fine?
- What do you mean by model the street geometry?
- What Textures do we apply to the geometry if there is already the street live action?

....i am really sorry to ask those dumb questions. I don't want the professionals to be desperate reading my post. But i really want to learn VFX and want to get in the challenge...

Thank you.

  11 November 2002
Post question?

Why cant we use still images...i understand that camera tracking will be easier...but same amount of effort is put into other creating the CG elements, correct prespective, color-correction, masking etc etc.

Heres a scene from my lil vfx reel, I did using still image...and was wodering if i could do something similar for the challenge.

  11 November 2002
yeah I'm sure worst case scenario I'll find a way to record footage, although I've lost count of how many times I've worked on shots for features where the plate is just a still and we've had to put the matte pieces in and then animate 3d cars ect. moving to make it look like it's footage moving.
Allan McKay
CG Society Instructor
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