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How to film a scary nickface to use with Webcam Morpher for Halloween trick

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What is Webcam Morpher?

In short: WebCam Morpher 2.0 is a fun software program that allows users to be creative in online activities by altering and controlling your webcam output in real time. You can control your image, and background image, as well as apply audio and video image to the webcam presentation. You can capture both outgoing and incoming webcam images, and easily share them with friends and others.

If you are new to this, click here to learn more about this software.

Looking a greatest Halloween trick ever?

Being prepared for the upcoming Halloween? New costumes for your favorite characters are on the way? Awesome!!!
Let spice up the Halloween spirit and chill your friend with super scary nickface made by Webcam Morpher.

Remark: In this page, we intend to show you the very basic concept on chroma keying which is also known as filming with blue/green screen. And, we also want to show you how to use this idea with Webcam Morpher for the greatest Halloween trick ever.

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In order to achieve a Halloween nickface, you need to record some spooky actions of yourself.
First, please make sure that you have fulfilled the following checklist required for nice videos.

  1. Solid background
  2. - Why are solid backgrounds needed? This helps the keying technology to distinguish the background from the foreground. The optimal choices, however, are blue and green for background screens since those look best when placed against skin tones. Ensure that no other instances of that color exist in the shot, as it is also extracted along with the background screen color.

    - Background screen is recommended being muslin fiber with dimensions 78,74 in x 47,24 in, a material you can get at a fabric store.

    Blue screen background to create such frightening nickfaces for Halloween video chat Green screen background to create such frightening nickfaces for Halloween video chat
    Blue screen Green screen
  3. Video recording devices:
  4. - You will need a webcam, a digital camera, a video camera, or any type of cell phone to record your video.
    - However, high-definition cameras are recommended.


    Video recording devices to create your own Halloween nickface

    Video recording devices to create your own Halloween nickface


  5. Main actor/actress:

- It could you or anyone you may ask to put on the mask, sit before the camera and ready for creepy acting.
- Disguise yourself or the actor/actress as favorite Halloween characters. Put on your costumes and do not forget wearing some makeup, as bloody as possible. We believe you’re good at it.

  1. Act every single action so cool in front of the camera. You can refer to actions suggested below:
    • Idle action; This is a must and you should always prepare serveral idle tuype action.
    • Hello; Goodbye - of course in eerie way
    • Kiss; Shy; Dance, Flirt … LOL who said ghosts are enemies of charm.
    • Smile; Laugh; Talk …Imagine how it will scare your friends to death.
    • we leave this for your creativeness.

  2. And start recording your actions with solid screens.
    There are a few requirements for this step and you may want to notice.
  • Each action should be a separate video. If you decide to make all actions in 1 video file, please make sure that it is not exceed the 50Mbs limitation.
  • Video for the Idle action needs to be longer than 30 seconds.
  • Following format is recommended:
    o Screen Resolution:  640 x 480
    o Frame per second (fps): 15 or better
    o File Format: any common video file formats.
    o Length: 0.5 -2 minutes according to action length

Finally, you may want to have a look at how an action look like with a blue screen? In that case, the below sample action from AV Webcam Morpher nickfaces would help.

nickface action sample (Wendi - Dance) nickface action sample (Nicole - Bye)

- Click here to learn how to create your own nickfaces using recorded videos by AV Nickface Maker.

» Example: Nickfaces Library