Just a quick question… A friend of mine showed me this video and asked me how they did it.. I had some ideas and thoughts regarding keying and stuff, but they did a very impressive job of “rebuilding” the background where the skateboards were keyed out. Anyone who has a few spare minutes or is just bored at work, take a look at: https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6396990712930217422&hl=en
Any ideas on how this was accomplished so seamlessly? I’d love any insight. I’ve been using AE for a while now, and haven’t done too much with keying/compositing, so I’m kind of a noob in that regard.
They used a motion control camera. One pass with operator control to follow the skaters. A 2nd pass with the movement data from the first pass gives them a clean pass to comp with. Easy as pie for post.