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Rotating image/video about an axis within xy-plane in FCP

Is it possible to animate a photo/video so that it continuously rotates about an axis within the xy-plane? For example, rotate it about the y-axis. I know how to regularly rotate a video (rotation ...
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How did ILM create the hyperspace tunnel effect?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, right before the Millennium Falcon exits hyperspace, we see a "tunnel" through which the ship is traveling: How did ILM create this effect in 1976? NOTE: I am not referring ...
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Streamer Glow Effect: Star Trek New Generation - S.7 E.11

I was watching this episode and was amazed by the effect that they did to the streamers. How would they pull this off? I couldn't capture a picture of this but ill try to explain it. The streamers ...
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How to achieve the “magic swipe” effect in this video?

How to achieve the "magic swipe" effect in this video (at 0:16)? https://www.facebook.com/diplycrafty/videos/1867777256617888/ Is it necessary to use After Effects? Can other open source software do ...
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Special effects in 90's movies

How were special effects added in movies like The Shadow ( 1994 ) when CGI wasn't around? In the following trailer during 00:37 - 00:39 there is a face transition. It's speculated that it was ...
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What are the tools/software required to create and add animated hand-drawn overlay on a video?

Just saw this video below, and would like to know what are the tools and techniques used to both create and add the special effects ('hand-draw' lightning and the illuminated/neon texts) on it? Not ...
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how to create photos flying in to voids video effect

Lets say I have a shaped collage of photos like in below video. What I want to achieve is a small video where initially it is empty and photos fly in and fill the ...
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Put creatures moving around in your videos

How the guy making the linked videos might have achieved those effects of creatures appearing behind him? Here are the two videos I am refering to: see this, or this.
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How to throw fire from a Saxophone (in live)?

In this video of Post Modern Jukebox (Burn - Ellie Goulding), you can see fire thrown from the saxophone at 2:10. I can't see how exactly they are doing this. So, how to throw fire from a Saxophone ...
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are there any online Visual effect schools/courses?

If you want to learn how to animate you have a couple of options. You can either go to a raditional school or university, or you can take online courses on various sites. Are there similar online ...
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Help in creating falling rose petals effects

I would like to create a falling rose petals. I don't know how to create that can anyone help me to create such effect? If any video and or any source which would help me to create such effects would ...
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How do I make a video play on an image?

I am trying to make an intro for a video where the video only plays within an image. In this video, during the first 5 seconds, an image appears as white over the video and then switches to the video ...
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Best low cost software for lightsaber effect on a macintosh?

I'm interested in creating lightsaber effects with a Macintosh on home videos with my children. What is the best low cost software for recreating this effect today? I don't have Adobe CC, and have no ...
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Turbulence cpu video effect

I used to use the Turbulence CPU video effect in Pinnacle Studio 16. Now I use FinalCutPro X and, till now, I was unable to find an equivalent effect. To have an idea of the effect you may look to ...
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How to film a strobe light

The above picture sums up my problem. I'm struggling to work out what settings to put my camera on to work with my strobe light. I vaguely understand the problem; that the camera takes pictures row by ...
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Whats the name of this Effect?

I've been seeing a lot of Motion Graphics work including this special destruction like effect. It looks like this: Watch Video here Does anyone know, what this effect is called? Or what program is ...
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What software is used in Hollywood for special effects and video editing [closed]

I am totally new to this video stuff. What I want is to make a short amateur movie and make some visual special effects and maybe edit it. So I'd love to find some program I could play with and do ...
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How can I create floating objects in After Effects?

I want to create a floating object (or objects) when time freezes. Zach king created a video that throws popcorn in the air, then when the time freezes, the camera moves around. Search : 'Zachking ...
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How are traditional animated matte paintings made?

I am thinking of trying to make a film with animated matte paintings that are painted. In the 1989 movie "Batman", some animated matte paintings of Gotham City are seen. How are these animated? In ...
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What is this name of the video effect?

I got this from les mesirables (2012) movie. in this scene, guy singing, but camera blur all his around, focusing only on him. so What is this name of the video effect?
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Open source video editing software compatible with Linux [duplicate]

I've been looking around for open source software I can use to quickly edit some of my projects when I'm away from home on my Linux laptop and the best I've found so far is Blender. Does anyone else ...
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

I need to know if there is a way for a camera to travel through a hole in a letter or something flashy like a portal in After Effects CC.
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What is This Zooming/Opening Cinematographic Technique Called? [duplicate]

Some time ago, I wondered about what this particular cinematographic technique is. I figured out that what's happening is the camera is simultaneously moving away and closing its field of view (or ...
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Special effects/post processing to make a black-colored light

I had this idea for an effect and I wanted to know if something like this has been done and if so how to do it: Goal: I want a lighting effect for an action scene where I will have an area start ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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What do you call the video effect where water looks like it's standing still when filmed

I found a few interesting effects, which was labelled under the rolling shutter effect, however I was told that this was NOT an example of rolling shutter effect, what would you call this effect? The ...
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What is the Name of this effect

http://vimeo.com/86969394 I like to know how to do this effect but I don't know what is the term/name for it. The video above around 10 - 12 seconds in with how the title seems fixed to a point in ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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How to produce a “broken gif” effect - video example [duplicate]

I am interested in gathering opinons on the best way to create an effect very similar to what might be termed "Broken gif". In this effect the last still shot of the previous scene is used as the ...
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How could I make a map zoom in effect?

I'm the only one that knows how to use a computer in the family and so I've been asked to produce a video for a wedding. One of the main requirements for the video is that a map location must be ...
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What software and technique would I use to achieve this effect?

How would I achieve the digital distortion effect seen in this David Bowie video from 6:20 to 7:10? Is there a term for this effect to help guide future searches? Can't embed the video, so here's a ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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Glitch effect won't work

I'm learning After Effects from scratch so sorry if this is obvious but whenever I try to make one part of an image 'glitch' I create a section of the image and place it in the middle but when I press ...
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How to create a ragdoll effect on a human?

I make an action(combat) short-length film and I use After Effects and 3DS MAX to edit it. I want to make a battle scene where the one guy hits another guy and the second one is thrown away like a ...
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How to make a fake 3d effect (The Matrix 3d rotation style) from 2 video sources?

I have two sources from differents points of view of the same scene. I'd like to start the video from one camera, stop it, and make a rotation to the second source just like a famous The Matrix scene. ...
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Creating a sith lightning effect

How do you create a sith lightning effect? I am getting into special effects, and was wondering how you do this. I have FCE 4 & 3.5. I'd rather not have to use a different program, but...
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How can I make an actor cry?

In a film I am making I need and actor to start crying, but I cant think of how I am going to do that without actually making them sad. One thing I have heard is that there are eye drops you can get....
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Simple Squib (gun wound)

I was wondering if there was a simple way to make a squib to imitate gun wounds without having explosives in an actors shirt.