I need help with animating the charging handle and slide on weapons for a film

edited October 4 in Filmmaking

Hi, I need some help animating the charging handle/ slide on weapons.

the weapons we have aren't blowbacks but they have charging handles that don't move

is there any way to edit it to make it look like its ejecting shells when it gets fired in the film?

Comments

  • Can you shoot the footage so that the shells are ejecting on the side away from the camera, and then just add flying shells in the air "behind" the gun/actor and forget the action on the gun?  In a quick shot, the viewer might miss that the gun's "action" is not actually moving.  I'd need less tight tracking of the actual gun necessary since they eject so quickly.

    best,

    ...................john

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