chapter  14
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Rotoscoping

Boris Red’s powerful rotoscoping capa-

bilities, we’ll create a traveling matte

to mask the skateboard (the one he’s

riding), making the skater appear to be

fl oating down the street. We’ll need to

put a piece of video underneath this

track. It needs to be the same exact

shot of the street-the only diff erence

is that no one will be skating on this

bottom track. This way, when we hide

parts of the top clip, the bottom clip

that comes through is the same image,

meaning it will match and create the

eff ect we’re after.