Achieving a Digial Whip Pan a la 'Las Vegas'
Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:11 PM
For an upcoming project I am interested in trying to create what could be best described as a digital whip pan. Example. A long jib follows a character to the front door of a two bedroom house. Jib upstairs to a window and come into the window. At this point, the digital transition would sort of zoom and blur in, and from there to a shot following someone inside. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some sort of effect that does exactly this, but am unaware personally. So I appreciate any input.
As I mentioned, this effect is done to great use as a transitory element for shots on the TV show 'Las Vegas.' I tried to find some videos online, but have had no luck. If my point isn't coming across clear I could upload some clips.
Thanks a lot!
Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:56 AM
A whip pan is something like this silly video:
I've done what you're trying to do. It can be done mainly by doing a cut or cross dissolve between matching frames at the point of entering the window. Here's a crude example from a film I shot YEARS ago, watch for it at 1:50:
Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:25 PM
The whip pan description is more of a description of the look of the effect rather than the look itself, and the look I am going for is really a combination of both the whip pan and the through the effect in your video (nice style btw).
Here's a closer example from a not too recent or good Weezer video:
Definitely digital, but like I said originally, I got no clue! Help please!
Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:43 PM
But it's not. It's simply a camera move sped up with perhaps a little motion blur added. In Las Vegas I think they may use a little morphing between shots to help blend them.