okay so thats all well and good but how would an amature film maker doing a spidey fan film do web shooting? this would be really great to know as that amature film maker is me
Kenan Proffitt on youtube has recently done some web-slinging using Blender.
It should be possible to do something similar in Hitfilm in 2D using the Lightning & Electricity effect with some tweaking of the presets.
If you want practical:
The key with this is framing and added/mixing good foley sounds in post. It will look cheesey if you don't frame and add good sounds.
I'm guessing you've never actually tried this, because at the sort of speed you'd want to do this to look even half realistic: rope burn.
@Palacono No, I've seen it done before. It's the most effective practical effecsts, you just need to pull it hard enough that the "Web shot" travels straight without 'wobbling.'
If you're concerned with rope burn wear a second long sleeve under it and run the rope between the layers.
Next time, @ me so I can address questions better haha
@Palacono I'm almost afraid to ask but when you talk about rope burn is it in the voice of experience?
@Aladdin4d you're only almost afraid? But...clearly not completely.
Sorry, only fairly mundane experience. Having slid down ropes too fast in gym class at school, I learnt pretty early on that it'll take a layer of skin off in an eyeblink. Swinging on ropes over rivers, from trees, all sorts of ways to get caught unawares if you let go at slightly the wrong time. @TriFlixFilms, no need to @ everyone all the time, if they're interested in a thread, they'll come back. You did. If you think I'm just being overly "concerned", film yourself with a friend pulling a small rope "hard enough that the "Web shot" travels straight without 'wobbling.'" without a second long sleeve under it and show us the results. Also with one, if you like. Spiderman dressed for the Arctic?The word "just" is a bit like that other really big word..."if". Even smooth, nylon string will still create quite bit of heat from friction, as well as acting like a cheese cutting wire on vulnerable parts of your body.Best of luck.
@Palacono Challenge accepted haha guess my next video will be spooderman themed
I accept no responsibility for any body parts you guillotine off.
Get a bit of rubber tubing a bit wider than your string/twine/rope (I think twine.), and cut to length to make a safety channel. Boom. Cheap arm protection. Strap, tie, tape it to the forearm.
Do this as fairly close up. You can get a good shot with only a foot of space in front of the wrist.
Undercrank a bit. This is setting your framerate in camera to optimize fast motion. Film cameras and some video cameras have tons of different fps. Dslr's and most lower-end pro/prosumer cams are limited.
There's just a bit of maths in figuring out what your camera can shot. As an example, if my film is in 24p, but I shoot at 30p I can slow that footage down to 80% and get a subtle, but perfectly smooth slow motion, or speed it up to 160% for a perfectly smooth fast motion. I don't think I am explaining this well right now.
I'd do it in two goes with a locked-off camera. One shot standing with your arm 'slinging web' at the thing you're going to hit with it, then another shot of someone pulling the string through something attached to where you were standing so it passes through where the hand ended up. No Actor in that shot.Then comp the two together with the first played forwards and the actor's hand masked and cut out to be over the second shot played backwards.You get a convincing 'played forwards' Kerpow! shot of the arm flying out followed by the resulting reversed shot of the web apparently hitting the target. No costume required, could go Toby Maguire 'web glands' on bare arms, rather than Andrew Garfield techno-stylee.
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