Friday, December 26, 2008

#4 From Cartoon To Life

I am going to show you how to make a video that turns into an edge magnified version of itself. The easy part is that you don’t have to work with keyframes here, so all you need to know is how to drag and drop any effect onto a clip, how to cut the clip and how to add a transition. And those are some core basics.

The software I am using is Adobe Premiere 6.5, but I know for a fact that this can be done with the same ease in Sony’s Vegas. I don’t know about Windows Movie Maker, but you should move on from that program anyway.

Firstly, you need a video clip to work with. You can even do this with an image, for learning purposes.

Put it on the track, split it down the middle and put the second part in the other track. Now, move the out point of the first track a few seconds to the right, so it actually covers the second track a bit. It should look something like this:

cartoon1

Now, all that’s left to do is to put a transition between the, and any desired effect on one of the clips. Use the “Cross Dissolve” transition, and use the “Find Edges” to get an idea how to use this. And just export this. The result:

Yes, it doesn’t look like much, but you can use this simple trick to  spare you the hassle of working with keyframes, and if you get the right idea, you could make some interesting videos.