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Old August 28 2012, 10:19 PM   #228
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Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer

Start Wreck wrote: View Post
For our project, we were able to borrow some sheets of special reflective material, designed to be illuminated by a ring of LEDs that sit around the camera lens. I don't know how much these cost, but I suspect they're quite expensive, so we were lucky to know someone who could let us use it. They pretty much eliminate the need to light the back screen, because it's self-luminescent. We just had to make sure the subjects were well-lit, otherwise it gets a bit contrasty.

We're still using it now. It's been very handy.

I think it's this stuff, or something very similar to it.

EDIT: This is the one we're using.
Actually, that's the same kind of system they use in the Newseum news museum in Washington DC.

Here's some video on one of these systems:

I'm not super-impressed by the quality shown here, but that's because the video they've uploaded is fairly low-rez.

I read a few reviews of this stuff and they warn you that the screen itself is easy to damage or dirty, and not cheap to replace, so keep that in mind if you're going to look into such a solution. I'm a little unclear on how big a screen you can effectively work with using such a system.
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Ahh, rotoscoping around feet. I know that pain all too well.
Was this foot roto with the system you described above?
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