Sunday, August 2, 2009

Image Creativity and Star Wars

Part 2 of this tutorial is here:

The two 6 minute videos above, are all about using "GIMP" image editor to create a Star Wars light saber effect. Adobe Photoshop can do the same thing, but "GIMP" is a really nice software package for editing still images because it is 100% free.

For moving pictures, Adobe "After Effects" is often used to make Star Wars light sabers, as well as Star Trek phaser guns. There are lots videos on the web about "Rotoscoping" and using Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects to make fabulous Light Saber frame by frame magic.

Here is a rather humorous one minute Japanese video using Light Sabres:

There are lots of videos on You Tube, but the masters of light saber duals must be these two guys: Ryan and Dorkman. This is their first movie (I think they have about four or five) and I have given them 10 out of 10.

So what brought all this on... well 40th Lunar-Landing anniversaries bring out a bit of the Lunatic in everyone I guess.

Darth Passy Wasabi

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