Monty Python style video

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Roy S, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Roy S

    Roy S Guest

    A client want me to take a segment from a well known motion picture, and
    'stick' on heads, a la Monty Python!

    Hopefully will get decent quality stills to work with, but am not sure how
    to put the project together. I could roto scope it, but it seems to me that
    would take forever! Does anyone have a suggestion??? (Finished segment will
    run for 5-10 minutes, and include three 'heads'.
    Roy S, Dec 22, 2005
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  2. Roy S

    PTRAVEL Guest

    Ignoring, for the moment, the copyright issues this raises, I'd think that a
    track matte would be the easiest way to go. As for animating the heads,
    there is an inexpensive consumer product called "Crazy Talk"
    ( that I've found surprisingly effective. It can take
    either text or an wav file recording, break it down into phonemes and then
    animate the mouth, eyes and facial muscles (with a surprising degree of
    control) of a still photo. It can export to avi, but the version I've used
    was limited to 512 x 512 pixels. If you're going to use a tracking matte,
    that shouldn't pose a limitation. I got surprisingly good results in a
    project that included animating George Washington on a one-dollar bill, a
    talking dog, and a sing-a-long with Richard M. Nixon.
    PTRAVEL, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. Roy S

    Roy S Guest

    Thanks for the great suggestion. I'm not going anywhere near the copyrite
    Roy S, Dec 22, 2005
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