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Come see all the drama in Huevos vs Huevos, and then learn to crush a head and a little 3 point lighting.
If you have not seen PMS: The Horror movie., check it out here. For the first effect, come see how we crushed Josh’s head with a rusty toolbox. This effect is simple in idea, but difficult in execution.
First, have your actor (who will be killed) lie on the ground and play out the scene. Before you move him out of frame, place a small object, like a penny, under his/ her head and have the other actor kneel next to them. Your actor that has been lying on the ground is now free to go. Then have the murdering actor smash the toolbox down on the penny as if the actor were still there.
Bring your footage into After Effect; putting the clip of the actor lying down, below the one of the actor who slams the toolbox. Now go frame by frame and mask your actress out of her background, which will reveal the actor lying on the ground beneath her. Finally, use the CC Smear effect to distort the actors face as the toolbox makes contact, then add some blood bursting from underneath and you are done! (Don’t forget to smooth your mask to blend it better).
Next up is 3-point lighting, which is so basic that you’d think it wouldn’t get much use in film. But the truth is that the 3-point lighting principle can be found in almost every lighting set up. This technique consists of three lights; the Key Light, Fill Light, and Back Light. These sources are typically controlled lights that you would set up; but they don’t have to be. You could use a lamp that already exists, a window, or anything else that is giving off enough light for your needs. Your Fill light could even be the light that is bouncing off the wall from the Key Light you have on the other side of your actor. So get creative and play with the set-up, there are endless combinations to get a ton of really great lighting set-ups.
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From Triune Films and writer/director Ryan Connolly comes Film Riot, a hybrid of sketch comedy, tutorial, reality TV and a whole lot of nonsense, with the ultimate goal of teaching the art of independent filmmaking. Whether it's low budget effects or how to create a film from writing all the way to editing, no corner of filmmaking is left unexplored.
Have you ever wanted to blow up a head, break an arm, or shoot some poor fool in the face without the annoying side effect of death or lawsuit? Then you've come to the right place. Film Riot is on a mission to come up with an inexpensive (and safe) solution for every effect thrown at them. And it's not just for the violent at heart. They will also be covering great effects like car crashes, light sabers, phasers, perspective, day for night, and many others.
But great effects aren't enough, your film has to have great sound, visuals, and above all story. Film Riot covers the fundamentals of filmmaking by following Triune Films through the production of their latest short film "TELL". Film Riot will show what it takes to make a film from start to finish, and all the pitfalls that come with it. During production Ryan will also be jumping over to Full Sail University in Orlando Florida to get insight from their extremely knowledgeable instructors on everything from writing to directing, make-up, cinematography, editing, producing, casting, and more.
To sum it up, Film Riot is filled with great information and wrapped in a delicious and easy to swallow coating.
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