Love the effects in this clip, how do you ahcieve them?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by shadowknight123, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. shadowknight123 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2009
    Well im a huge lost fan, and I alway's remembered this scene here : Starts at 1:55

    Now in a short film I'm doing, there is a dream sequence. I really like how they did this scene. From my own knowledge it seems they just layered a few different clips or same clips at different time spots and overlay them to get that repeat effect and then a Additive disolve when it returns to normal???

    But my main concern here is at 2:04-06, I want to know how they do that QUICK zoom. Is it done by just zooming in on the caemra, then in post you speed it up? Or is there anyway of getting that effect in post without a current zoom via camera? Because the footage I have is perfect and without that effect I will still be good, but with this effect it would really spice it up.

    Because i have a few close ups of the character but i dont zoom at all so i was wondering if theres a way of achieving that effect..

    Anyways just fill me in on how to do it if you know or any other tips on "eerie" tricks =) its a suspence/eerie film.

  2. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    As you said the clips of lockes face over his own face is just two different shots layered on top with the higher one at about 50% opacity.

    The shots are then overexposed and de saturated (basically brightened and colour is taken out) to emphasise the transition to another place.

    I have a feeling the fast zoom, and subsequent fast pans, is some time remapping done in post.

    What software are you using?

    For final cut:

    After Effects:

    Basically you set a keyframe where you want it to speed up and one at the end of the pan or zoom. Then drag the keyframes closer together. It looks better in after effects as you can do the easy in/out to the keyframes giving it a smoother look.

    If you'll really craving the effect but don't have the software download the after effects trial which is good for 30 days.

    When the film is finished I would love to see it. Consider maybe adding it to my Macrumors Short Film thread I have in my sig. I've recently done an action/suspense 24 style film you might want to check out!
  3. shadowknight123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2009
  4. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    So did you manage to achieve the desired effect? As I said I would love to see the results.

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