Rotoscoping or Black Background?

So if anyone has seen the documentary "Human"  (Freely available on Youtube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdb4XGVTHkE

Does anyone know if the interviews were actually done on a black background or indeed rotoscoped?

Black backgrounds, with this quality of a silhouette are no joke. You'd usually require a spacious room (at least in my experience) to produce the results they came up with, and since the team who made this travelled 60 countries with Fixers to get people on film, I highly doubt they had the ideal circumstances in each and every single interview. Some interviews seem soft around the edges too.


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  • @Triem23 Bro. I messed up and posted this earlier in Everything Else and only realized it in the next morning. Hope this is fine.

    So if anyone has seen the documentary "Human"  (Freely available on Youtube)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdb4XGVTHkE

    Does anyone know if the interviews were actually done on a black background or indeed rotoscoped?

    Black backgrounds, with this quality of a silhouette are no joke. You'd usually require a spacious room (at least in my experience) to produce the results they came up with, and since the team who made this travelled 60 countries with Fixers to get people on film, I highly doubt they had the ideal circumstances in each and every single interview. Some interviews seem soft around the edges too.


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

     And I goofes and kept the "Everything else" thread the main one when I merged the threads. It's fine as a category.

    Don't forget option 3. Pop-up greenscreen. One of those can be carted around easily. One keyed a black BG can be comped and with proper spill removal/edge color/light wrap made really pretty. 

  • Noted!

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