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Achieving a Digial Whip Pan a la 'Las Vegas'


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#1 Chris Dandridge

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:11 PM

Hi,


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!

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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 02:56 AM

Nothing you said there describes any form of "whip pan".

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:
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#3 Chris Dandridge

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:25 PM

Jonny Boy,


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!


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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:43 PM

Definitely digital


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.
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