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By Seth Worley

May 8th, 2012

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, director Seth Worley shows you how to digitally insert an actor into busy traffic without actually risking their life.

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June 26th, 2012 at 3:30 amAfroMerry says:

Thenk you for the good job you are doing here. I have really learned a lot form your video editing tutorials. Keep them coming.

June 9th, 2012 at 5:33 pmTru says:

Great tutorial! Thanks a lot! :) Only issues I saw that actually stood way out were the shadows of the bus and the little girl. Even with an object as tall as the bus, the shadow is almost completely vertical, probably high noon type time. The little girl's shadow is at a very pronounced angle.
And I hope that other bus we saw at the very last second of the clip, traveling the other direction, didn't run our phantom girl over when they collided at the same spot. lol )

May 19th, 2012 at 12:47 pmAfroEuropean says:

Great tut. Guess I've learned a new trick that can lead to more creative ideas in story making. Great job!

May 11th, 2012 at 5:20 amSeth says:

Thanks Brett! I'll welcome any alternative to babysitting that roto brush.

May 9th, 2012 at 6:20 amBrett says:

The roto brush saves time over traditional roto which we all hate to do, but the results aren't always the best. To get a more convincing composite, create a solid, lower its opacity so you can see the little girl layer, and draw your mask of the girl on the solid layer. Move this layer and adjust the mask as needed. Put this solid on top of the girl layer and bring its opacity back to 100 percent and use it as an alpha matte for the little girl layer. This method allows you to introduce motion blur into the composite for the little girl layer to better match the other layers. And hey, once in a while it wouldn't hurt to let the bus hit someone (lol).

May 8th, 2012 at 1:41 pmMIke says:

Very nice! Ihow you tie it all together at the end with the effects to make it look more realistic.
Almost makes me want to take my son out after work and shoot some footage. If only he wasn't a crazed 2 year old.

May 8th, 2012 at 1:14 pmAlberto De Jesus says:

Good tut. The color matcher and rgb shadow is exactly what I needed to add to some of my shots. Thanks!

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