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It's called a dolly zoom, and you achieve it by moving the camera towards your subject and zooming out at the same time (or moving away and zooming in).


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There is a much better way to do that. That example video is a pretty poor illusion. It can be done "for real" with with real light. But it looks different. It has to be dark. You can use motion tracking to create an animation path. You can also use manual key frames. There are lots of tutes on the intertubes about that. Here is one: ...


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A graphic like this would have most likely been made using Adobe After Effects. The style of this graphic is a mix of Kinetic Typography and Infographics. Googling around you can find tutorials on creating infographics and kinetic typographic videos. Though as a warning, generally creating a video like this takes a number of days for an experienced user.


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It really depends on how much you care about realtime operation. VSTs tend to be used both for production and performance, but with video, because there's so much more processing involved, things tend to be split between production and performance. That being said, for production, After Effects plugins are probably the closest analogy. For performance, ...


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Do you have your kick on a separate track? If so, there is this cool plugin that will trigger a midi note depending on the sound input. You could use that to trigger a synth, or your own sample as Robert Harvey says. As for transforming this sound: First thing you notice is that there is a delay in the left channel. This reduces the impact as the sound is ...


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There are so many interesting ways to do this. One of the easiest ways (in-camera, no post production work) is to use a piece of glass. Film Riot did a tutorial on it, they explain it best, see below: ...


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This is called stroboscopic effect. It refers to when the sample rate is synchronized or very slightly out of sync resulting in a much slower representation of the motion that results from taking a picture that is at the same point or slightly advanced point in a subsequent cycle of a higher frequency cyclic motion. You can actually do the same exact thing ...


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One solution to the jerkiness of stop-motion animation was developed for some Star Wars sequences, termed "Go Motion". Basically the idea is that you leave the shutter open a little longer than necessary, and move the objects a bit, to create some motion blur.


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A coworker has just turned me on to using Warp Stabilizer. It's a built-in effect in Adobe Premiere CS6. Before using this tool, I also used After Effects to smooth and stabilize motion. The difference is outstanding. Warp Stabilizer has worked faster, within my workflow, and more reliable than After Effects stabilization has. This has been huge for me. ...


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Looks like text moving to a "Motion Tracking" effect. Basically it finds and follows 1 or more points in a picture then moves the text accordingly. If you use 2 or more points you can track the 3d angle also. Examples: 2D position only ...


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If you ditch your plan to use moving shots you can do a simple background subtraction which will look a lot cleaner than greenscreen given this is a low cost production. This works by having a shot of your scene without any actor in it e.g. only the background and then film your scene with the actors without moving the camera, afterwards you can use a ...


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When you shoot from further away you use a "longer" lens, in other words a lens with a longer focal length. This has a few effects, that you'll have to fake to make it look real. First, the perspective tends to get flattened with long lenses. You've probably seen this in the classic cinema trope of a long shot of a crowd walking along a footpath, where ...


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After Effects has a frame blending mode called "Pixel Motion," which will attempt to match features in two temporally adjacent frames and smoothly blend between them. This video shows it in action, where it is used to generate filler frames for video footage that was slowed down 10x. As you can see, the results are mixed. There is no magic bullet for ...


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Drawing out a viewfinder should not be a big deal. You can do this quicker than searching for one. Do it in photoshop or another decent app. Draw the lines with anti-aliasing on a transparent layer and export it as a PNG with transparency. You may want to set the layer compositing mode in FCP to be something other than the default, play around a bit. ...


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The parasites you talked about is called noise. The setting you can change to get less is called the ISO. It corresponds to the old ASA value we had before the digital age. We can't see a thing, we can only see light. That's the way the universe is built up. Same with the camera. It sees the light reflected off surfaces. So white objects reflects all light ...


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The effect in question can be used with side chain compression, parallel compression or even with a excessive compression. The side-chain effect is the one used to create "a "pumping" effect which can clearly be heard in "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz, "Hung Up" by Madonna, and 99% of Daft Punk housier tracks. Almost all DAWs come with compressors that support ...


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Yup, don't know why datageist didn't expand, but it's called ducking. The song or part of it 'ducks' out of the way of a signal, usually a big ol' kick. You can insert a compressor into the signal chain of the track to be ducked, with a side-chain key input (as J.K says): meaning that the kick's amplitude/level will cause the mix to be compressed, i.e. ...


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I listened to the song, and it almost sounds like the bass drum is not a bass drum at all, but more like a distorted puff of air. If I were trying to reproduce that sound from scratch, the first thing I would do is try gently blowing into a cheap microphone. I would bet you dollars to donuts that's how Radiohead created the sound originally.


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This kind of thing doesn't generally come from applying effects, but from the right source sound in the first place. I would try many kinds of sounds from whatever origin you can think of. For kick sounds, once I miked myself slamming the sofa I was sitting on with my palm, sounded very organic. At some point you are bound to get a sound that you will ...


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to accomplish this, we need to cheat something. I assume you are trying to do something like this in the following image: First, create a camera in your comp (i see you already have one) Then create a text layer and make it 3D (you have this as well) Select your layer and select Ellipse tool (Q) but do not apply anything. While your text layer selected, ...


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The way most stage laser effects work is by using a holographic plate or diffraction grating which splits the single beam up into multiple beams. [image removed due to a DMCA request from copyright holder] These then pass to further holographic elements to provide shapes and lines, and these can then be manipulated further with lenses or mirrors.


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Every decent video editor has built-in filters (like Color Correction, Film Effects, TV simulator, Color Curves, etc.) that can be used to achieve the desired 'look'. There are plug-ins and tools that contain many ready-to-use presets, such as: Magic Bullet Looks Film Looks SVP Adobe SpeedGrade DaVinci Resolve etc.


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This is certainly more work, but if you want a truly authentic and "organic" VHS look: Go find a used VHS recorder (or two) at a thrift store (you might have one sitting around your house!) Get some blank VHS tapes at a Walgreens (they still sell it) lay off your video onto VHS tape (for extra authenticity, copy it again to a second recorder and repeat as ...


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I believe the technique you're interested in is most commonly called "camera mapping" or "camera projection". Here is a tutorial on the technique which employs the use of Maxon Cinema 4d, although the effect is achievable through many other other software packages.


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I think you're referring to the (false) parallax effect. This guy has applied it to stationary photographs in a similar way as in the "God made a farmer" video and in the video description he explains the global steps he has taken. Here's a quote from his description concerning the production process: First, the image is cut into multiple sections, each ...


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Turns out that one should use the Motion effect and not the Transform effect for zooming in Premiere, even though they have exactly the same Position and Scale controls! Here is the result with the Motion effect p.s. The Anti-Flicker filter I discovered under the Motion effect was left to the default of 0, so that was not needed. p.p.s. I also found this ...


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While you often see compression in the effects section of editing software, it is dynamics rather than actual effects. In the traditional sense in the live world, compression is not considered an effect. The software world simply does it that way because they are all software filters, but even then they are often in a dynamics category. Compression, ...


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Any workflow that works for you is "correct". I don't see any obvious problems with your proposed workflow, though I would think you would want to do sound after VFX so that it can be properly timed to the VFX. Depending on the software you are using, you may not have to lock the shots but may actually be able to move directly in to working on the shots. ...


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"If I set it to 1/25 (shutter speed) does that mean absolute maximum (or lowest setting)?" Yes, if it was a non-digital video camera. This rule applied to the old non-digital (film) video cameras where you cannot set shutter speed lower than the frame rate. Meaning that one celluloid was exposed for the full 1/25th of a second. Assuming 25fps. For digital ...


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A few good options to consider: If you disobey the 180 degree shutter rule, and shoot at a lower shutter speed, you'll get more motion blur in your shot. Whether or not this is what you're going for is up for debate (it'll produce a dream sequence - ghostly like effect), but it's worth trying out. Note that EVERYTHING in your shot with have increased ...



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