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"
    (www.reallusion.com) 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
    thing!
     
    Roy S, Dec 22, 2005
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