Got a few people along to pretend to be ghosts this weekend. I’ve filmed ’em greenscreen and will be compositing them into some footage I shot when I was up in the Lake District recently.
This is going to be part of a small video ‘advert’ for the gun which we used for the Beast of the Air video, which we’ve dubbed the ‘Krakomatic 5000’ on account of it being used to kill kraken, see.
One section will feature some ghosts floating about, causing a nuisance as they’re wont to do.
The second part will have some shots of my brother rather ineffectually trying to kill a sky kraken with a giant fly swatter before ‘tooling up’ (in true 80’s montage stylee) with the Krakomatic 5000 and heading off to kick some serious cephalopod ass……actually do kraken even have an ass?
This is similar to the small ad we did for Slatters Electro Mechanical Personal Steam Powered Power Plant and Geist Goggles, the props from Spinning the Compass:
Tom’s done a voiceover similar to the one from this vid advertising the gun. For some reason I thought he’d mentioned ghosts. Turns out he hadn’t at all, but by that point I’d already done this test video for a demonic/ghosty face, sounded out some people about being said ghosts and come up with all sorts of ideas about ghosts.
The solution? Make him re-record it, but this time mentioning ghosts.
This vid was created using the Demon Face Warp tutorial from Video Copilot, so I intend to use the basics of that and some transparency effect for the ghosts. So once I’ve done that we’ll have some ghosts knocking about, occasionally screaming at the camera and doing various ghostly things. Here’s a quick screen grab. It’ll probably change abit as I refine my ghostly effects but you get the idea.