Roger Rabbit Effect

This is an image gallery with images by various ABS Members showing their use of what we call "The Roger Rabbit Effect".

This effect was both popularized and perfected by the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

[who Framed Roger Rabbit scene] The effect requires a seamless combination of live photography and cartoon imagery.

Today, with computer animation, actors perform in front of a blue or green screen pretending to interact with charcters that will be added in later, or interact with actors covered completely in either blue or green. In post-production, the screen colour is set as transparent, and animated characters are added by computer to fill the empty space. The movie Space Jam was created this way.

With still images, this effect is quite simple. With film, just drop the cartoon layer over the photography film, or to do this digitally, just draw right over the photograph in a computer image editing program.

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January 31, 2006