How do you make videos like this with big heads?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by edgar_ram, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. edgar_ram macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2016
    I want to learn how to make videos like this. What do I need to be able to create these?

    thanks for any info you can provide me
  2. handsome pete macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    A motion graphics program like After Effects or Motion.

    To achieve this effect you basically take cutout still heads (featuring multiple facial expressions/angles) and then keyframe or track them onto the video head you're replacing. Relatively simple, if not somewhat time consuming depending on the scope of the composition.
  3. lclev macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2013
    Yes you can do it in after effects but if you have never used it at all it is not that easy. If you have little to no experience with creating videos AE will be tough to learn. Also AE is not a cheap program.

    Motion is much cheaper but more simplistic. I am not sure if it will do exactly what you want as I have never tried the particular project you are looking into.

    Either way you will have to give one or the other a try. I know Adobe will let you download a free trial of After Effects.
  4. handsome pete macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    AE can certainly be complex but this is a relatively straight-forward procedure. If one just learns the basics of keyframing or does a quick tracking tutorial, then it's not difficult.

    I haven't used Motion in years but I imagine the process is similar.
  5. edgar_ram thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2016
    i download a free trail of after effects and it was pretty hard to use as i am a beginner at this. thanks for your help
  6. handsome pete macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    Yes, the interface can be daunting because the program does a lot of things.

    I would check out a tutorial or two on the basics. Here's one for starters:

    That particular tutorial uses an older version of the software, but it should still work for the current version.

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