Choosing a base frame


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Choosing a base frame

Since we want a copy of this actor to appear in front of our new screen, we're going to need to duplicate this background footage so that we have a nice little rotoed out snippet that we could put in front. So I will select the Laptop.mov layer, Cmd+D or Ctrl+D to duplicate it. With it selected, press Return and rename it Actor Roto>Enter and drag it in front of my new Control Panel layer. Next, I need to double-click this layer to open it up in the Layer panel; all Roto Brush work takes place in the Layer panel.

The other set of details that are important is you should be working at 100% magnification or larger, and I'll show you that in a second, and also you should definitely be at full resolution. So once I've verified those settings, I'll go back to my Layer panel and start looking at this actor's movements to determine what might make a good Base Frame. I'm looking for places with a maximum amount of the actor is exposed, and some compromises may be r...

Choosing a base frame
Video duration: 2m 30s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Choosing a base frame provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet

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Video
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After Effects
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