Hi...After writing the previous messg I found the information about, and started reading up on, "importing image sequences"...
Hopefully I'll find all I need to figure out how to manipulate this stuff as I imagine...
I'm thinking of "Exporting" as "image sequence" would be more what I'm looking for but I'm reading up on stuff...
Sorry about being so dense about this.
looks like FLM export might be the thing...then do a vb
routine the randomizes 'ranges' of consecutive frame numbers. plus regular editing....
i dont know, do you think this sort of thing would depict someone going sorta nuts ?? his POV is what this is about...
It's difficult for me to offer a suggestion without seeing the footage, context, mood of the film etc.
You might try going to hulu.com and scan through some video to see how others have represented what you are trying to do. Take a look at "The Pretender" perhaps episode 20-23.
do you think this sort of thing would depict someone going sorta nuts ?
I think the idea is sound, but the method is not.
Do it manually. Be the editor and edit. Don't give that creative control over to a random generator.
Thanks you guys, good suggestions... will check out the episodes you mentioned, Chuck. Yeah, Jim,maybe random is too nonsensical...I don't know.
Would be cool to try maybe.
I made a FLM strip last night after leaving these messages. Looks kinda like a photoshop contact sheet (with a background layer). Not what I was looking for, because to extract each frame individually and giving filenames to each ( frame0001, frame0002, etc) would take forever. I made a few (after using guides to grid out the FLM frames, and it's pretty cool but would take forever. Plus some of the guides were like 1 pixel off (719x479)...it's hard to get right on the exact edge of the frames. I just resized the one pixel so no big deal and I could still automate the process ....hmmm....thinking out loud.
"The conversation" with R Duvall and G Hackman (early Coppolla film) comes to mind when thinking about my little crazy thing ...maybe call it "The Breakdown"....
Go to wall street and put some guy in a suit on a bench by the Seaport Museum, with a very thick printout of Failed Trades in his hands...he starts sweating....haha...
I have to check out other sequence exports for animation ....thanks again for your ideas !
File\Export\Media\Format\Tiff or Targa
Thanks ! Just did that about 30 mins ago...
how cool is THAT ! This program is the greatest.
Oddly enough the TGA format I exported to reminded me of a morph program I had years ago, where you used 2 TGA files and a matrix to make a Morph video, so I looked to see if any morph programs are around that use a series of TGA images but didn't find any...
I guess my point is that everytime I do something with this program it seems to lead in all kinds of cool directions.
Anyway, I can randomize the filenames as ranges I think, see what I come up with. I'm leaning toward maybe that would be the extreme culmination of this guy going nuts.
COLIN ! WOW...that's exactly what I need ! I downloaded the program and it looks perfect. Thanks
a lot !!!!
I have to re-export the TGA sequence cause I already deleted the 60000 frames I made (just kidding, not THAT many...)
I'm ready to try it out though, thanks a lot
ps. I just did my first cross dissolve and title frame and end credit frame and music soundtrack ..what a fantastic program !
you guys in this forum are great. thanks ....
Cool! Have fun...