Originally Posted by salimander13
good job now all you need is the sound and your set
It would help, but when converted to a filmstrip format, it took out all sound...Here's a quick tutorial (figured I should help out a bit too)...
You'll need Adobe Premiere for this...
1.) Using a stick (I wrapped it in blue tape, so it's easier to see), Record your self through any camera, and upload it to your PC. I recommend under 15-20 second, because for my PC it would take 10 minutes to open ~400 frames...
2.) Open Premiere, and start a new project. I put it at Standard 48KHz, but that's just for sound, so set it to whatever you want. Now go to File>Import. Choose your video.
3.) Drag it onto the timeline.
4.) Go to File>Export>Movie (CTRL+M)
Go to Settings..."Filetype: Filmstrip" "Range: Work Area Bar."
Go to "Video" on the side, and set it to the size you wanted (I keep it as is). I suggest putting the framerate at 14.99/15 fps, to keep the size down, but still flowing nicely.
5.) Save the file.
6.) Open it in PhotoShop (be patient, it will take a while). When it opens, should look something like this:
Save it as a .psd. (again be patient)
7.) This parts a real pain in the *** now...Make a new layer (and use only that. Select the line making tool (U), if it isn't the line making tool, right click on the button that was selected, and find it. Change the brush colour to white (R-255, G-255, B-255).
8.) Set the line weight to be about 1/3 to 1/2 of the stick (0.035 for me), and put it at anti-aliased. Zoom in to 300-400%...it's easiest at that magnification, for me at least...wherever you see the stick, paint it white. If you see it blurred, then you use the lasso tool (L), and select the entire burred area, and paint it white:
9.)When you have done this for every frame, saving it every once in a while, open your layers (F7) and go to the layer with all of the lines.
10.) Right click on it and go to blending options. Turn on Color Overlay. Set it to "Blend Mode: Normal" and click on the colour button. Set the colour you want (I used 123,0,0).
11.) For the glowing effect, turn on "Drop Shadow", "Inner Glow", "Outer Glow", and "Inner Shadow".
12.) Go back to "Inner Shadow," and click on the colour at the top, and set it to the same colour you used for the "Colour Overlay."
13.) Go to "Inner Glow" and set the small square with colour to the same colour as the previous 2 settings.
14.) Go to "Outer Glow," and set that to the same colour setting. Now, when you look below it, adjust the Spread and Size to your liking (I use 100% Spread and 5% Size)...Should look something like this:
15.) When you are satisfied, click OK, and save it again.
16.) Now, go to Layer>Flatten Image. Select the entire thing (CTRL+A) and copy it (CTRL+C). Open the original filmstrip (.flm) file, and paste it (CTRL+V)
17.) File>Save As, and save it under a different name, but where it says, "Format", go to "Filmstrip (*.FLM).
18.) We are now done with PS. Open Premiere again, and open your new filmstrip file.
19.) Drag it into the timeline. If you want to add sound, now is the time to do it. When you are finished adding sound and stuff, go to File>Export>Movie. This time you can skip the settings, and just save it.
Voila, it's done.
This can be used for other animations, but I figured Light Sabres was the easiest one (this was the way it was done in the original Star Wars, but by hand, and not PC).
Tell me if you have any questions