There’s Cool Techno Stuff Going On Tonight

It’s tough to explain except you’ll know it when you see it on-the-air.

This entry was originally posted in July. After being online for a few hours it was pointed out I was revealing company secrets. I took it down, but kept it on the server.

Now that the promo this entry is based on is on-the-air I thought you might like to see a little of the behind the scenes magic that makes this work.

Chad Sherman, master of After Effects, magically put this all together. It’s pretty darned cool.

We’re taping some promos today here at TV Factory Outlet. That’s not an unusual occurrence. What is unusual are the technical details! The promos marry live action to HDR (high dynamic range) time lapse video.

It’s tough to explain except you’ll know it when you see it on-the-air.

In order to pull this off camera moves in the field must be matched to camera moves in the studio. Bill Murphy, chief wizard for this production, has built his own dual laser pointing system (sitting atop the camera) to enable the shooting angles to be coordinated… or so he hopes.

Here’s Brent Hardin standing in front of a green chromakey wall while Bill Murphy slides a Canon 5D Mark II shooting video.

And here’s the finished product:

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