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05-28-2007, 08:55 AM
Did anybody see the episode of On the Lot about 2 days ago? They had to write, direct, film, and edit a 2 and a half minute movie in 24 hours. In the one group of three guys they had a Visual Effects art school major. They did this one scene where there were a bunch of hangers on a table and the actors came over and smacked the hangers off the table towards the camera, and then all of a sudden the hangers froze in mid-air, but the actors were walking around them. This kid even did with humans carring objects. Where the object was frozen just above the character and the actors could come over and push the box out of the way. Does anybody know how this was done? Did the student have to model a bunch of hangers in a modeling program and then composite them into the scene? It really does look incredible.

05-28-2007, 03:04 PM
The advantage of having a whole bunch of hangers, is that you only have to model 1 hanger, the rest are just copies or instances. The hanger could even be a photo composited into the video, just depends on how the object needs to be manipulated and how much time is allocated for the project.

05-31-2007, 07:46 AM
Oh ok, thanks. Well, there was also another part in this short movie where a person was frozen in mid-air while a box that he was carrying was floating right aside of him. Then the actors would walk around the guy who was frozen and push his box out of the way. Is that all after effects work, becuase I don't kow how else you could freeze a human being.