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  • #5620
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    grrlrighter
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    In response to the Call for Cartoons, I offer two videos that I made as gifts for people: The first one is a live action/animation blend I made for my sister for Mother’s Day, featuring my baby niece.

    The second one I posted on here awhile ago, but I’ll re-up it here. It’s a music video I made for my wife as a wedding present, featuring her home city of Chicago. I screened it at our wedding reception.

  • #5622
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    RubberOnion
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    Both of these are so good! I’m actually really curious how the production was for the first video… you took video of the baby first and then figured out what to do with it clearly. But the way the music comes together and the tempo and lining up with her movements was so good. I was most impressed with the ending… it was so perfectly timed!

  • #5624
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    grrlrighter
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    Thanks, Stephen! I had my mom take the video and then I looked through what she shot to see what I wanted to use. I watched this footage over and over and the idea started to crystallize when I saw how my niece was just staring off camera with this enamored look on her face, like she was listening to a lullaby. So then I mocked up the violin part for the lullaby in Garage Band and timed it out with the footage, and it just worked. I got super lucky. I was particularly excited when she turned around for no reason halfway through, because that’s when I wanted to bring the piano in. 🙂 The cymbal at the end was actually pretty easy… slowing the tempo gives a fair amount of leeway to work with the live footage timing. I was sweating the overall tempo more!

  • #5625
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    RubberOnion
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    It came together beautifully, I loved the video! What do you use to track the footage… AE?

  • #5626
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    grrlrighter
    Participant

    Yes, I used AE to track footage, add shadows, and matte my niece and the drum so the characters could go behind them. (The learning curve is so worth it)

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