The Kids with the Avengers

Finally saw The Avengers last night! To prepare for the movie, I filmed the kids in front of a green screen and added them to a scene from the trailer. I rotoscoped the heroes in the front and color corrected, repositioned, and scaled the kids the best I could to blend into the scene. I added a bit of dust from Action Essentials 2 and played around with some of the new 3D text from AE CS6 (just downloaded on Friday) highlighted by an Optical Flare. The 3D text feature looks promising – can’t wait to spend some time learning all the new features.

New Home Movie Coming Soon

We are finally ready to begin filming our second home movie – “Space Police and the Eye Monsters from the Planet Zenon.” It will have a 50’s style sci-fi look and should be a lot of fun. I recently got a green screen and some better editing / special effects software and we’ve built the models and sets already. Stay tuned an enjoy last season’s movie “Indiana Jones and the Blood Red Stone.”

The Flash – Now Animated!

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The Flash is now animated! I added a few effects: zoom in and out, lip sync, and an interactive button (press to play). The background is temporary – Zander drew a cityscape for me, so I will be replicating it with Adobe Illustrator over the next few weeks and will update the animation then. I’m still working on the arms, legs, and head movements, too.