This image spot for Fox Classics channel won the Silver Award for Best On-Air Ident Design (In-House) and was top three in the Best Television Image Promo category at the 2006 Promax|BDA Awards in Sydney.
The entire spot was created in After Effects. The footage was treated using a combination of Levels, Gaussian Blur, Tinderbox 3 Find Edges and Silk effects. I rotoscoped each actor at 5fps and used the Time Blend effect to create the echo. Some of the backgrounds are stock images, but most are from the actual movies. I took a bunch of frames and cloned them together in Photoshop to create clean plates. I then placed the recreated scene on the front of a cube behind the actor in 3D space.
It’s pretty effective, especially with the Robert Redford shot where he looks as if he’s walking out of the diner door and the My Fair Lady dancing shot. I particularly like the Planet of the Apes shot where the water wraps around Charlton Heston as he kneels in the sand.