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May 21st, 2006

Most of the day I have spent doing digital effects, or more accurately learning how to do digital effects. I've managed to do a really good motion tracked gun barrel and bullet damage to a wall. I still have to do some recording and foley work, and I'll be able to put the biggest scene to bed.

Unfortunately, I'm also feeling squidgy in my tummy, and not sure why. Gonna nap for a bit and see if I feel better.
I think I finished the big scene. One more thing I want to try, but taking a break. Burning a test DVD to check the color correction.

[Edit: link is possibly NSFW]

I know what I want for my birthday.

There is no chocolate in the house.

May. 21st, 2006

Well, hell.

Logistics. When you have four or five different programs working on footage, sometimes stuff gets confused.

I had to go back and re-render footage in a different format from Combustion. You see, DV footage can be rendered with different flags for widescreen and letterbox, and not every program recognizes both flags. Plus a windows .avi file can have different codecs, so if you render as say an uncompressed avi, it won't necessarily render the same way as the rest of the footage.

This is why we burn test DVDs.

I have three different files rendering right now, and I'm burning both CPUs at 100%. It's pretty cool.

Bed now.

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