How to achieve this effect? That 70's show...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jayeskreezy, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    This seems like it might be simple, but I cant figure it out. Does anyone know how to achieve this effect like on that 70's show?

    The video is here. The effect is in 0:00-0:50. Thanks!
  2. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Pretty sure he is green screened in over the top of the apartment background. Blur the BG a bit, then blur a bit more when spinning and away you go.

    That's what I'd be trying anyway.
  3. handsome pete macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2008
    There are a few different ways to do this, but greenscreen is definitely not what was done in this example. You could certainly try greenscreening it, but it would be a lot more work than necessary and you'd probably get lesser results.

    This is simply a transition between different angles. Let's say you have 2 different angles that you are using. You shoot the first angle, then at the end whip pan the camera to the left. Start shooting angle two by whip panning in from the right. So now when you edit, the ending of your first clip and beginning of your second clip can be blended to make the transition seem like it's one continuous shot. Adding motion blur can help sell the effect.

    This can also be done with footage that was already shot without the pans, though it will take a little more trickery. But if you have the advantage of planning this type of shot beforehand, then you're better off shooting with the pans. Just try keep the same speed on your pans as much as possible.
  4. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    Wow! Thanks. That makes sense. I didn't even think about starting the 2nd clip with a pan. Thx so much. I think I'm gonna try it soon. Hopefully it works.

    The green screen trick seems like more work for lesser result. He didn't use a green screen though. I thought he was at first, but he just has a really nice and crisp depth of field on his camera. Panasonic GH1.

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