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  • criis daw

    February 3, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Has anyone (in the uk) seen the ad for the winter olympics??
    how did they do it ??

  • SpriteMaster

    February 4, 2006 at 12:07 am

    Do you mean the trailer shown here?

    If not, it would probably increase your chances of getting a response if you could describe the spot…


  • criis daw

    February 4, 2006 at 1:22 am

    yeh sort of .. those links have vids of the making of the spot…

    its possibly dead simple but the image echos itself as the snowboarder/ bob sleigh etc does its ting..
    it well slick

  • SpriteMaster

    February 4, 2006 at 8:19 am

    “image echoes itself” as in Effect->Time->Echo? Again, it’s hard for me to guess without seeing the spot. It was obviously produced with much effort so I’m not sure if you’re original question (“How they did it”) refers to the whole production or just one of the effects.


  • criis daw

    February 4, 2006 at 9:29 am

    sorry yes i saw it on telly last night , i was pretty tired..
    well the effect and the look.. are what i would like to know how to do
    The colours are all shades of grey with a desauturated red on things like the snow board or the lady ice dancers dress.
    and the effect well for example the snowboarder does a jump up a halfpipe (??) turns and comes down the other side (can you do that in after effects ????) as he does his trick the image gets left behind so by the time he has finished there are maybe 8 distinct images of him at various stages of the trick.. all moving. The same is done with the tobogan so it looks like a number of tobogans ‘following’ the leader.
    i suppose the effect could be done by having the footage on layers offset by so many frame and rotoscoping the areas to show through, or maybe with some kind of layer blending (wouldnt this mess up the background tho?). Maybe there is another way.
    Anyway , the bbc often come up with great trailers where thedesign and coregraphy foar outweigh the special effects , it just this looked so elegant simple and cool i would like to be able to “copy” it..

    Thanks AA


  • SpriteMaster

    February 4, 2006 at 10:33 am

    If the camera is static and only the skateboarder is moving, you can get something similar with the Echo effect I mentioned. If the camera is moving, and you want to echo the skateboarder only, of course you’ll need to roto him.


  • criis daw

    February 4, 2006 at 11:04 am

    tis a static camera..
    the echo effect hey ….I’ll check it out

    thanks for your input
    have a good day ( ihope you manage to get away from your screen too !! its saturaday))

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