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How trick dig­i­tal Made Burt reynolds sit next to him­self in a scene From smokey and the Ban­dit For the last Movie star

- Entertainment · Arts · Movies · Sally Field · Burt Reynolds · Belgium · Belarus

1. Orig­i­nal frame

The frame from the orig­i­nal 1977 film Smokey and the Ban­dit fea­tures ac­tress Sally Field rid­ing next to ac­tor Burt Reynolds. Ul­ti­mately, the pre­sent-day Reynolds, play­ing age­ing movie star Vic Ed­wards, would be com­pos­ited by Trick Dig­i­tal to sit next to his younger self.

2. Roto

“We used Fu­sion Stu­dio to ro­to­scope Sally out of the shot,” ex­plains Trick’s Adam Clark. “How­ever, since her hair was blow­ing in the wind and she’s mov­ing across the car in the shot, we ended up hav­ing to com­pletely re­place the back­ground. This meant us­ing Fu­sion Stu­dio to ro­to­scope Burt’s Ban­dit char­ac­ter out of the shot and then ro­to­scop­ing him back in, along with Vic.”

3. Fi­nal

“We used Fu­sion Stu­dio’s ro­to­scope and key­ing tools to do this frame-by-frame,” ex­plains Clark. “We also used some of its paint fea­tures in or­der to make the back­ground con­sis­tent, re­plac­ing signs and re­mov­ing rep­e­ti­tious im­ages that were looped.”

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