I hope everybody seen this amazing trailer of upcoming Swedish masterpiece:



So, I wonder, how to achieve this cool video effect. Please, pay attention on the edges:

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The image some kinda decomposes into 2 channels. How to reproduce this?

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    I have no answer for you, but this movie looks frickin' great!! – BrettFromLA Nov 14 '14 at 21:46
  • @BrettFromLA, yeah, right! They gathered 620k$ on Kickstarter instead of 200r$! It's in post-production now. – orkenstein Nov 15 '14 at 7:41
  • @DrMayhem, pls, check screenshot yadi.sk/i/4F-plZn2cjF4y – orkenstein Nov 15 '14 at 17:06
  • @DrMayhem, possibly, but I think not effect of lenses, 'cause everything was shot in a single room using chroma-key (check this video youtube.com/watch?v=Ed3dnF5wZkU). – orkenstein Nov 15 '14 at 21:02
  • @BrettFromLA, you can check my research ) – orkenstein Nov 17 '14 at 19:13

Ok, after a research I found the solution. Watch this tutorial.

At a glance:

  1. Create Adobe After Effects project.
  2. Add "Channel set" effect.
  3. Duplicate layer 3 times.
  4. Adjust each layer to show only one channel (Red/Green/Blue).
  5. Set Blending Mode as Screen.
  6. Add transformation for each layer. Play with rotation/scale.

Voila! Check my example.

Original frame (sorry for low bitrate) enter image description here

RGB shifted enter image description here

I think it's cool as hell!

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    That's brilliant! Nicely researched. – Dr Mayhem Nov 17 '14 at 19:10
  • @DrMayhem, thanks! Today I celebrate ) Gonna use it in music video producing. – orkenstein Nov 17 '14 at 19:13

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