Something's in the trees...

How to make a shot at 12ft look like it was at 30ft...
Since my crane only goes up to 12ft and I needed a 30ft shot here's what I did. I took the original shot and put a framegrab in Photoshop. I reduced the size and used the clone tool to create a matte frame around it. Back to AE, reduce the original and add the frame and now it's 30ft (Luckily there was no wind otherwise I would have had to render all the additional foliage in CGI). However now they are standing in a field (no trees) so I went to my CGI program and added the tree tops. Another pass and I added Insectula. It really is much cooler than the framegrabs show and is kind of scary!

original frame



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