smooth zoom within after effects
by Cherlique - 5/24/12 12:51 AM
hi peeps. i'm working on a music video right now. my mind went a little blank because i overworked myself the last couple of days with some other projects. so i went online for some inspiration and i found a music video by t-pain called "booty wurk" (link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-VnjtQhKc0&ob=av3n). this entire video was done in one take. so there are no cuts in the footage. but they did use some visual effects that looked quite interesting. during the video, the footage is zoomed in and out smoothly but it also kind of a moves up and down to the beat the beat while the zoom is happening. i don't think the zooms where done during filming but in post. at one point his head stays perfectly steady while the rest of the screen sort of vibrates around to the beat. like when a camera is attached to your helmet. this was also done in post. i would like to know how i wold go about getting these effects in after effects. i suspect i will have to do some tracking and some wiggle expressions. can someone help me out? i have already searched the web for tutorials but i have found non that cover this subject.
also i would like to know how to control lens flares from both "optical flares" and "knoll light factory" in real world footage. like tracking, obscuration and having a flare just appear and quickly disappear. i already know how to use them with motion graphics. but when i try to use it on video footage, the movements just look weird. i would like to control them better so it looks believable. an example of that would be the music video titled "roll up" by wiz khalifa (link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhQz-0QVmQ0&ob=av2e)
i hope someone can help me out.