What do you think of my Demon Face Effect...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by acearchie, May 30, 2009.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Just a short video.

    Spent around half an hour making it today!

    Tell me what you think. I admit that the original footage wasn't the best for the effect but I think I did alright!
     
  2. HudsonsHalfHour macrumors member

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    pretty cool, how did you do it?
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well I saw the videos that had already been done on Youtube so I decided to give it a shot!

    It's actually surprisingly easy to do in After effects. It just involves Motion Tracking your object and then reversing the motion so it has the x & y dimensions without moving the whole image.

    You can then apply the distort tool liquify and parent it to the motion. Fiddle with the liquify concentration and you're done!

    It works a treat!
     
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  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm good idea. May have to try this today!
     
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    Well I have added in some nice red horns

    However on my computer its grey for a bit so maybe the upload has cocked up.

    If it has do say and I will re upload!

    Edit: I have now uploaded another version so no grey bits! Its linked from the first video!
     
  8. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I would also mask a shape around the eyes with a feathered edge and darken the eyes a bit.

    P-Worm
     
  9. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I actually did but I dont think I adjusted the contrast enough, but I remember I did try it out however I dont think it looked so good.

    This may have been before I changed the distort so I may have not tried it with the current set up!
     
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    sweet, what software do you use? What other types of special effects can you do with it? I'm just getting into making video of our 4 month old son.

    Something like this, sure would surprise his grandparents - :D
     
  12. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's actually really easy to do! I did it in adobe after effects and it's surprisingly easy to do!

    I have also created several other effects which can be seen in this playlist!
     
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  14. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! WHOA! anything less expensive?
     
  15. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well it can all be done in the trial so you can try it out.

    FxHome's Visonlab studio is good for shooting and other effects and wont set you back as much however there aren't as many options!
     
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  19. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Since creating the effect I've latched on to video copilot! If only I had found it before! Would have save A LOT of time!

    Anyone else got any Kramer examples to share? I've done the car hit, earth zoom and Im thinking about doing a disintegration or the healer next!

    I've also made a short action film using the action essentials!
     

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