lighting candles

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tom hardwick
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I shot a kiddies party, anklebiters everywhere. My shot of the birthday cake was wibbly wobbly, and bright white icing
had underexposed the shot. Worst of all on my take the candles had been blown blown out. Kid's mum, on seeing the film, said: "I want the candles lit, Tom. What can you do?"

So I extracted a still, applied flicker removal, adjusted the levels to correct the exposure, had a "lens flare" traverse the cake (a dinasaw) from top to bottom. As the bright flare spot passes the five candles
they each light up; each one being a fade in of a 50% lens flare spot, 35mm prime.

Looks superb! Cut to surprised face of 5 year old birthday boy, put into 50% speed to hold him there and steady my hand.
Marvelous NLE. Thought you'd like to know.

tom.

ChrisBitz
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Joined: Jun 8 1999

Sounds like a great effect!!

Any chance you can post a still or something?

Chris.

tom hardwick
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Joined: Apr 8 1999

Of the cake or the timeline Chris?

ChrisBitz
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Joined: Jun 8 1999

:) Ideally the cake, but since you're offering.. :) a screen cap of the timeline would be interesting!!

Thanks...

New_Chrome
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Joined: Nov 4 2000

Hi Tom,

Yes, I'd like to see a still (or two) of this too. I think you can add pictures to the postings (?) But this sounds like an interesting SFX.

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Chrome (iProducer)
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[This message has been edited by New_Chrome (edited 10 December 2000).]

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Chrome (iProducer)
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