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#1 Robert Mojica

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:49 AM

I was wondering how they did a few In-camera effects in this video:


1.How did they make the the camera shake at 1:41-1:42 In the video?

2.How did they do the flare at 0:46-0:48 In the video?

3.How did they do the "mirror effect" in-camera at 2:03-2:05 in the video? I watched the behind-the-scenes and they used something to do the effect, but I have no idea what it is or how it works. You can see it at 2:24 in this video: Behind the scenes



Any help would be appreciated
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:15 AM

I was wondering how they did a few In-camera effects in this video:


1.How did they make the the camera shake at 1:41-1:42 In the video?

2.How did they do the flare at 0:46-0:48 In the video?

3.How did they do the "mirror effect" in-camera at 2:03-2:05 in the video? I watched the behind-the-scenes and they used something to do the effect, but I have no idea what it is or how it works. You can see it at 2:24 in this video: Behind the scenes



Any help would be appreciated


My guesses:

1) shot in a mirror that is tapped/shaked/vibrated.

2) a piece of old cut or molded glass in front of the lens catching flares.

3) two mirrors. In the bts it looks like they've got a couple of soft sources on either side of the camera presumably there are also two mirrors on each side of the frame.
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#3 Robert Mojica

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

My guesses:

1) shot in a mirror that is tapped/shaked/vibrated.

2) a piece of old cut or molded glass in front of the lens catching flares.

3) two mirrors. In the bts it looks like they've got a couple of soft sources on either side of the camera presumably there are also two mirrors on each side of the frame.



For #1, are you saying they shot the mirror instead of where the artists were actually standing?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

For #1, are you saying they shot the mirror instead of where the artists were actually standing?


Yes. I think you can see some ghosting in the image from the use of a standard mirror (reflection on rear surface of glass and also dimmer reflection on front surface.)
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#5 Hamza Ben

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

1)_ plug in i guess like twitch or something ...i dont think its achievable with a mirror
2)_ as jacob told you
3)_ they used a plug in...there's something like that in vegas:
hope it's useful :)
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

1)_ plug in i guess like twitch or something ...i dont think its achievable with a mirror
2)_ as jacob told you
3)_ they used a plug in...there's something like that in vegas:
hope it's useful :)


This was a question about 'In-camera' effects.

I've done these in-camera effects (or very similar) myself on music videos. They are very easy to do in camera, with a piece of mirror or two.

But yes, you could do it in post.
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#7 Rex Orwell

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

Sidenote : Samples from The Thomas Bell Orchestra.

The video picture quality might have come on 20 years but the music certainly hasn't


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