Cool Video Editing
Video editing is a broad field and there are many video production companies out there, but at the end of the day, it’s always y cool. Some parts p of video editing g are cooler than others, though, and the most fun I’ve ever had in video production is in special effects ff development and processing.
Perhaps unfortunately, special effects can be kind of hard to get the hang of – it is its own field, after all – but that doesn’t mean it’s completely p y inaccessible. Today, we we’ll ll look at two of the most useful video production techniques that result in some of the coolest video edits you’ve ever seen – guaranteed.
ď śChroma Keying ď śChrome is a technique we use to eliminate a certain color from a shot. While that sounds useless useless, in practice, practice it gives us a host of cool effects. One of the most common of these is to use the green screen, key the color green, and then replace that removed screen with a b kd backdrop we choose. h Ever E wanted t d to t walk on the moon without a space suit? This is how. how Need a desert landscape for your video project? Chroma key it in.
Setting up chroma isn’t too hard, but it does require a few special pieces of equipment. You’ll need a green screen, for one. While in theory y you y could use anything that’s green, you definitely want a specially made green screen, as these are designed so as to display minimal shadow and keep their shape. Y ’ll also You’ll l need d a software ft capable bl off keying a color; for this, use Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Pro
Once that’s in place, just set your subjects against the screen; film; key the color in your software; and replace the ‘key’ y with your y image, g , or video. Easy y as pie, and a great way to add some spice to your video production.
Duplicate Someone Sometimes, you need one actor to appear twice in a shot shot. You have two options: Clone him, or duplicate the image. Since II’m m not a scientist, II’ll ll teach the latter.
It’s really easy, actually, and uses the setup we had above. above First, First shoot the backdrop, and then film the actor doing his two p parts against g the g green screen,, (not at the same time, of course), key out the green from both videos, and then set them against your backdrop. That way, you’ll have your actor and her d doppelganger l iin th the same shot h t – no cloning necessary. http://www phink tv/ http://www.phink.tv/