This time I'm doing a request from someone over at Stu Maschwitz's DV Rebel Cafe, Mr. Mark Harris. His post is here:
He was looking for feedback regarding a reflection removal he did, and did well, I might add. He stretched the picture to cover/remove the area with the reflection in it, which, while it worked fine, introduced 2 other problems - He had to roto his actor's head throughout the entire shot, and this is hard enough without throwing wispy hair into the mix (which there is), and it distorted the painting, which, in this case, is probably fine because I think it's his own movie he's making, but on a real production, RARELY to they let you alter things they are not paying you to alter. Usually, any parts of the shot that do not need to be touched, should
not be touched.
So I told him I'd happily show him what I would've done in this instance, and asked if I could make a video tutorial out of it, since I think this kind of thing may be a common problem.
There's no audio, it's about 40 minutes (80 megs), and I don't show me painting the fixed image in Photoshop (i assume everyone can do that), and I don't really tweak the matte I create for the hair until it looks 100% perfect (which you can see in the image above), but i show you how to do it all - I leave the tweaking to you!
Here's the tutorial AVI and the final rendered MOV.
http://www.mackdadd.com/tutorials/Hype_ ... remove.avi
http://www.mackdadd.com/tutorials/hype_ ... _final.mov
And here's the quicktime version, which is much bigger (173 Megs), but should play absolutely for everyone.
http://www.mackdadd.com/tutorials/Hype_ ... move_2.mov