Category Archives: special effects

After Effects Removal

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/05/20/after-effects-removal/

An example of Adobe After Effects being used to remove a photographer from a wedding video.

More details on how I did it at:

 

https://austintxweddingvideo.com/2019/05/20/removing-person/

New Braunfels Conservation Society

http://www.newbraunfelsconservation.org/

New Braunfels Conservation Society
1300 Church Hill Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Main Office: 830-629-2943
1nbcs@att.net

 

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Buck Rogers Retro Rocket

https://mattkprovideo.com/2018/11/19/buck-rogers-retro-rocket/

Buck Rogers Retro Rocket

 

 

A fan film of the late 70’s TV show BUCK ROGERS.  Buck Rogers had already been a comic strip and a movie serial. This one seemed to be mainly a tribute to the 70s TV version, but that rocket seems directly inspired by the 1930s comic strip.

 

Whoah! I LOVE youtube !   Look at this oddity!

Flying Superhero mannequins

 

Howard and Theodore (brothers, ) made these special effects at Republic Pictures. Howard later went on to work for Irwin Allen shows like “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”   and “Lost in Space”.

I heard they tried mannequins on wires for the 1978 SUPERMAN but they said they couldn’t get it to look right. It had “No life”.

But this footage was 3 or 4 decades earlier and it looks great. A Superman mannequin with some animatronic parts could still work today.

Those Captain Marvel shots look great until you see too much of the mannequins face,

 

Rare Old HD Special Effects And Action Scenes

mattkprovideo.com/2018/08/13/rare-old-hd-special-effects-and-action-scenes/

At 1.28 that looks pretty real. I am assuming / hoping its a camera on dolly track and someone tugs it on a robe at the last second. I think the footage is speeded up.

2.40  I think thats Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Strangers on a Train (film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strangers_on_a_Train_(film)

I 3.22 we see the words “dan marruffo ”

I googled “dan marruffo  race car movie”

and found :

The Dan Marruffo footage is 2 minutes in….  I suppose thats documentary / newsreel footage of a real race.

 

I’ll keep searching and keep you posted.

Star Trek TOS Ent Model and…

https://mattkprovideo.com/2018/08/12/star-trek-tos-ent-model-and/
This is a fairly well known photograph of The Original Series ENTERPRISE model and…. I assume…. the model makers who are justly proud of what they’ve built.

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The Original Series ENTERPRISE is one of the best known icons of Science Fiction.

But if you look closely you can also see a minor HORROR movie icon somewhere in this picture.

Here is another shot of this moment.  You can see a clearer view of both the Enterprise and …… other iconic vehicle.

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I have photoshopped the image, brightening it and increasing the saturation, particularly RED. But I haven’t in any way “faked” the picture.

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A 1958 Plymouth Fury..

AKA

Stephen King’s CHRISTINE

Is seen parked across the street from the TOS Starship Enterprise and its modellers:

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https://www.deviantart.com/hairypolack/art/Christine-662085903

Christine

http://stas3dart.co.uk/project/christine/

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RED TAILS FX

mattkprovideo.com/2018/08/04/red-tails-fx/

 

 

I’m a little confused.

According to this video, every scene with a pilot in a plane was ALL CGI?

At  1.12  and 3.40, are those shots of real actors or pure  animation?

I would think it would be much more convincing to put a real actor in a mock up plane and “key” him into the CGI. Maybe the CGI person is there to react to the motion capture information gathered by shooting the real actors?

George Lucas was the producer not the director. Lucasfilm employee Anthony Hemingway was the actual director. It was in the media that after Hemingway finished the film, Lucas took over and re shoot many scenes. Was that because Hemingway was a bad director or that Lucas is hyper controlling? Seeing as how Lucas re tinkered with the Star Wars films, I’d blame Lucas with no slight against Hemingway.

As a Lucas production,  the plane scenes are all elaborate ILM created special effects and shot very “Star Wars -ey” ( yeah I know, the Star Wars dogfight scenes are known to be ” WW2 movies in space).

I may have to re watch RED TAILS again. My memories of it was the effects were good but the film itself was weak. I thought the HBO Tuskegee Airmen tele movie was lower budgeted but somehow a better over all watching experience.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Tails

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485985/

 

https://www.ilm.com/

 

https://www.starwars.com/

 

https://www.lucasfilm.com/