Topic: Lightsaber test with practical lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stwIPzbP8I

I threw this together the other day in anticipation of a future Star Wars project (oh horror, an IP film).

I used mini LED's inside transparent studs to try to make the visual effects blend more naturally into the scene. I'm curious how the effects came across - both the practical elements and the stuff in post.

Also, the sounds I used are from an audio pack I downloaded years ago, and I have no idea if they are copyrighted. Does anyone know of a legit source of Star Wars sound effects?

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Re: Lightsaber test with practical lighting

There are some by final cut king. I don't know his site or the link to them, but I can share them with you if you want. I'm pretty sure I stumbled upon them while looking up Youtube videos of free sources of sound effects. He has more than just Star Wars as well. The in-camera effects really help blend the lightsaber effect.

Re: Lightsaber test with practical lighting

Dude that's awesome! Looks very good! Great job! If you ever need help with anything, let me know! Love everything you do!:D

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Those LEDs work really well! They look awesome! mini/bigsmile

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Gave my full critique on YouTube, however it is very nice work!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/35515041026_609b37aef9_o.png

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Very nice. I'd be curious to see a behind the scenes picture if you have one.

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Thanks for the feedback!

Here's basically what the setup looked like:

https://bricksafe.com/files/FeinsteinFilms/star-wars/IMG_9009%5B1%5D.JPG

I ended up just holding the green light up in the air until the reflection on the wall looked decent in the live view.

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"If you find a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

Re: Lightsaber test with practical lighting

Wow. That's pretty cool. Nice work.